FAQ - Residents
Call (510) 747-6830 from 7:30am to 8:30am Monday through Thursday to speak to a building inspector.
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7:30am until 4:30pm. Tuesdays from 7:30am until 4:00pm.
Fences over six feet high require permits. Fences that are six feet or less in height do not require permits.
According to the local Zoning Ordinance, fences located within residential districts may be permitted if they meet the minimum setbacks. For example, on corner lots, fences are restricted to thirty-inches nearest the radius of the street corner. To verify fence height requirements on your property, contact a Planning Department staff member at (510) 747-6850.
You will only need a permit if your detached asscessory structure is more than 120 square feet OR more than 12 feet high. Even if your structure is smaller than this, you may need planning approval for setback requirements.
Beginning July 1, 2011 all single family dwellings must have carbon monoxide detectors installed outside of each separate dwelling unit sleeping area in the immed
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