The Permit Center is the central location for obtaining Planning, Building, Fire, Engineering, and Special Events permits. Permit Center staff assists customers through every aspect of the permitting process from initial questions and preapplication meetings to inspections and final certificate of occupancy.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Last call at 3:00 p.m. for walk-in permit submittals)*
Closed Fridays - City observes furlough days every Friday
*Appointments for permit submittals are 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 business days in advance of the desired inspection date.
Use ePermits to look up permit history, permit status, outstanding fees, plan check correction comments, review pending project documents, and inspection results. Permit receipts and reports are also available. Licensed contractors can also obtain simple permits online by first registering for an account via ePermits.