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Berkeley is a city with a small population and a big reputation. In California alone, there are more than 30 cities bigger than Berkeley. In Alameda County, Berkeley is ranked fourth in population behind Oakland, Fremont, and Hayward. And yet, we are famous around the globe as a center for academic achievement, scientific exploration, free speech and the arts.

Berkeley is a constantly changing mix of long-time residents and new neighbors, and whether you just arrived from Albany or Azerbaijan, you are welcome here.

Please visit About Berkeley to learn more about the City.

Bicycle Plan Open House - Learn about what makes Berkeley a great place to bicycle and give input on the City's plans to improve that climate at an April 27 Open House. [more...]

U.S. Passport Services at City Clerk - For those traveling abroad this summer, it's time to renew or apply for a passport, which the Berkeley City Clerk Department can process. [more...]

Access Online Services, including Parking Permit Renewals - With residential parking permits up for renewal,  Berkeley residents can complete the process online through one of the City's several web-based services. [more...]

Follow City news online, via email or Twitter - The City of Berkeley is launching a communications plan on Monday April 20 that seeks to increase the amount, the quality and the consistency of information flowing to the public. [more...]

Anniversary of 1906 Earthquake A Reminder to Prepare - Even though more than a century has passed since the Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, the need to prepare for disaster is still very present.  [more...]

Online Survey and Workshop Schedule for Tuolumne Camp Development Plan - As the City of Berkeley begins developing a plan to rebuild Berkeley Tuolomne Camp, the community is invited to attend one of a series of workshops and complete an online survey. [more...]

Happy Birthday Berkeley! - Did you know Berkeley's birthday was April 4, 1878?  Our City was first incorporated over 130 years ago on the shores of San Francisco Bay by merging "Berkeley," the settled area around the college campus, with "Oceanview," the original community that was established along the waterfront.  [more...]

View and Sign up for Nixle Messages from Berkeley Police - The Berkeley Police Department (BPD) sends out crime prevention tips and alerts through Nixle, and we encourage community members to sign up. A list of our messages since our May 1 launch can be viewed below: [more...]

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Upcoming Events
Apr 28City Council Meeting (live webcast avail)
Apr 28City Council Special Worksession (live webcast avail)
May 1Cinco De Mayo Celebration
May 4May 4th Workshop & Public Hearing on the FY 2015-16 Budget & Annual Registration Fee (live webcast avail)
May 4Personnel Board

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PLEASE NOTE: City of Berkeley services are sometimes not available on holidays or Reduced Services Days throughout the year. Please visit the Holiday and Reduced Service Day Schedule to see the full schedule of office closures for the current calendar year.