Community Development

Alameda City Hall

2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 190

Alameda, CA 94501 

Main Number (510) 747-6800


About Us

The Community Development Department provides development review, community planning, neighborhood preservation, and economic development services. Customer service for the Community Development Department is provided in the Permit Center. The Permit Center provides all development-related services in one location including building permits, building inspections, zoning clearance for new businesses, plan checking, permit history records, and planning permits.


Our Location

The Community Development Department and Permit Center are located on the first floor of City Hall, at 2263 Santa Clara Avenue,  Room 190, Alameda, CA 94501. 


Permit Center Hours

The Permit Center is open Monday through Thursdays from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Application submittals are accepted until 3:00 p.m. (a half hour before closing). Service between 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. is available by appointment only.


Primary Phone Numbers

Building/Permit Technician (510) 747-6800

Planning/Zoning/Design Review (510) 747-6805

Building Inspection Appointments (510) 747-6830 (7:30-8:30 a.m. ONLY)

Code Enforcement (510) 747-6818

Economic Development (510) 747-6890


Fax Numbers

Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement Fax (510) 865-4053

Economic Development Fax (510) 749-5808


Other Numbers

  • Report Code Violations
    Code Enforcement
    (510) 747-6800
  • Report Abandoned Vehicles
    Alameda Police Department
    (510) 337-8587