Building and Safety
2120 Milvia Street, 1st floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
TEL: (510) 981-7440, TDD: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-7450
Office Hours: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm | Inspector Office Hours: 7:30 am to 8:30 am , 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.

Reduced Hours and Closures - In November, the Permit Service Center will be closed or operating on a reduced schedule while upgrading to a new software system as follows: [more...]

Scheduling Inspections - PLEASE NOTE: New Building Inspector Hours effective Monday, March 2, 2015.  7:30 - 8:30 A.M. Monday - Friday. [more...]

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Building and Safety, 2120 Milvia Street, 1st 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