The Building Division provides City permitting functions at a One-Stop Permit Center, including public information, application review and acceptance, routing, fee collection, and issuance of all permit applications. This program manages the review of plans for work being performed within city limits to ensure compliance with required standards and regulations. The program also provides daily inspections of construction, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical work at job sites to ensure all work conforms to current code requirements. To contact a prmit technician, please call (510) 747-6800.
The building inspectors are only in the office to schedule inspections between 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. To schedule an inspection, please call (510) 747-6830 at least two days in advance of your desired inspection date.
Helpful Links and Information
Information pamphlets from the Contractors State License Board
News from the Building Official
Articles written by Greg McFann, City of Alameda Building Official, covering a variety of topics relating to building and permitting in Alameda.
- Why Do I Need to Get a Permit?
- ¿Por qué necesito obtener un permiso?
- The Permit Process
- The Inspection Process
- I Didn't Get a Permit, So Now What Do I Do?
- Hiring a Contractor or Doing it Yourself?
- Keeping Alameda Looking Good
- The History of Building Codes
- California Historical Building Code
- Soft Story Collapse
- Carbon Monoxide Device Requirements
- Seismic Retrofit