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Building and Safety
1947 Center St, 3rd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
TEL: (510) 981-7440, TDD: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-7505
Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm | Inspector Office Hours: 4:00pm - 4:25pm, Email:


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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.

School District Now Requires Fees for Construction Projects - Any construction projects that add commercial, industrial or 500 square feet of residential square footage now require fees paid directly to the Berkeley Unified School District. [more...]

Online Building Permits Guide - The Online Building Permits Guide provides step by step instructions for looking up permits, scheduling inspections, viewing the status of a permit, viewing and adding documents to a permit and more!       [more...]

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Building and Safety, 1947 Center St, 3rd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-7440
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903