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.
Electronic Plan Review - The Building and Safety Division accepts electronic submittal of documents in PDF file format for plan review and permitting purposes. Customers should bring construction documents on a USB flash drive to the Permit Service Center at the time of permit application. [more...]