Permit Center



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 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 customers)

Closed Fridays - City observes furlough days every Friday

*Appointments for permit submittal 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.  Please note that our available appointments for inspections are currently one week out.



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.