Welcome to the Permit Service Center at the City of Berkeley, CA. We are part of the Department of Planning & Development.
The Permit Center can be reached at (510) 981-7500, Ext. 0, if your visit at the Permit Center is not what you expected, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business License Alert!!! - Starting January 1, 2015, all contractors will need their State License Number as well as their City of Berkeley License Number in order to obtain a permit. [more...]
Location and Hours - The Permit Service Center (PSC) is located at 2120 Milvia Street (at the corner of Milvia and Center Streets), and provides direct customer service to those seeking building permits and zoning information. Applications for building and zoning permits are accepted at the PSC and building permits are issued here. The Permit Specialists at the PSC coordinate review of building permit applications with other city agencies as needed. [more...]
Holidays & VTOs - For specific dates, visit the City's Holiday and Reduced Service Days Schedule Page. [more...]
Appointments - Appointments are strongly encouraged for the following types of building permit application. [more...]
Permit Fee Estimator - The Permit Fee Estimator may be used to estimate building permit fees for your project by entering the address, selecting the appropriate scope of work and entering the valuation. [more...]
Permits via Fax or Email - [more...]
Triggers and Ordinances Required Before Permit Issuance - Private Sewer Lateral (PSL) [more...]
Authorization To Obtain a Permit -
Owner Builder Declarations
Effective March 1, 2009, State law (Health and Safety Code Section 19825) requires certain forms be filed by owner-builders before obtaining a permit. If you are not using a licensed contractor to perform the work, you must fill out and return to the Permit Service Center the Owner Builder Verification & Limitation of Sale Forms before obtaining a permit. [more...]
Permit Service Center - The Permit Center can be reached at (510) 981-7500, Ext. 0, if your visit at the Permit Center is not what you expected, please email email@example.com. [more...]