Permit Center

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The Permit Center is the central location for obtaining permits for planning, building, fire, engineering, and special events.   Permit Center staff assists customers through every aspect of the permitting process from initial questions and pre-application meetings through inspections and final certificate of occupancy.


Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  (3:00 p.m. cut-off for walk-in customers)

Closed Fridays

Appointments for permit submittal available upon request


Schedule a Building Inspection

To schedule a Building Inspection, please call (510) 747-6830 between 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday at least two (2) business days in advance of the desired inspection date.  Please note that our available appointments for inspections are currently one week out.


Permit e-Portal

Use the ePortal to research permit status, outstanding fees, plan check correction comments, approval letters, and inspection results.  Permit receipts and reports are also available.  Licensed contractors can also apply for simple permits online.  


How to Apply for a Permit Online

Contractors with a valid business license can apply online for simple over-the-counter or trade permits.  These permits do not require the submission of drawings of supporting documents.  To use the portal, first click "Register for an Account" and complete the registration information.  Once registered, simply complete the online form and pay the required fee.