Welcome to the Building and Safety at the City of Berkeley, CA. We are part of the Department of Planning & Development.
The Building and Safety Division reviews plans, approves permits and provides inspections for construction projects in conformance with the California Codes (building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical) as adopted by and amended by the City of Berkeley (Chapter 19.28 Berkeley Municipal Code.)Building and Safety also provides information and reviews plans for development projects for conformance with the Uniform Building Code as amended by the City of Berkeley, inspects projects to ensure that construction conforms to approved building plans, and manages programs to mitigate seismic risk.
New Building Inspector Hours - Effective April 4, 2011- New Building Inspector Hours will be 8:00AM-9:00AM and 4:00PM-4:30PM [more...]
Construction & Demolition Debris Diversion Requirements (BMC 19.24) - Building Permit applicants for project types listed below are required to divert Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste and debris from landfill disposal. [more...]
Permit Service Center Hours - The Permit Service Center hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:30a.m. to 4:00p.m. All financial transactions must be completed by 4:00p.m. Acceptable methods of payment are Visa, MasterCard, Check and Cash. [more...]
New Building Codes Effective January 1, 2011 - New Building, Residential, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Energy, and Green Codes Effective January 1, 2011* [more...]
New Fees Effective August 2, 2010 - The City Council adopted Resolution No. 64,918-N.S. increasing development-related fees for the Planning and Development Department, effective August 2, 2010. [more...]
Active Building Permits - View all active Building Permits in the City in this new mapping application! [more...]
24 Hour Inspection Self-Scheduling - [more...]
Building Permit Triggers and Ordinances -
Triggers and Ordinances Required Before Permit Issuance
PSL - Sewer lines on private property must be inspected and replaced or repaired when the value of construction work exceeds $100,000 or costs more than $58,900. [more...]