Permit Center



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

M - Th.:  7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  (Last Call at 3:00 p.m. for walk-in permit submittals)*

Closed Fridays

Online 24/7 at ePermits

*Appointments for permit submittals are available upon request.


Upon arrival, please sign in on the iPad to the right of the public counter for assistance.


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.   During the summer months, it is advisable to schedule inspections at least 10 days in advance due to the busy construction season.



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.