Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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          Customer Service Feedback Form

          Report Suspected Fraud/Program Abuse 

Appointment Request Form

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What is the Section 8 Program...

  • Brochure for Prospective Landlords  
  • Opt Out Information  
  •  Rental Unit Listing Request    
  • Requesting Rent Increases...

  • Rent Increase Information (printable PDF version)   
  • Rent Increase - Unit Characteristics Survey 
  •   Inspections...

  •  Request for Extension of Time to Complete Repairs  
  • Owner Abatement Appeal Form 
  • Self Certification of Fail Items Information
  •   No Trespassing

      Financial Forms

  •  Request for Stop Payment and Replacement Check  
  •  Payment and Ownership Declaration Form 
  •  Assumption of HAP Form
  •  Request for Taxpayer ID (W9)
  • Direct Deposit Form 
  •    Good Cause Eviction


    No Smoking Ordinance Effective May 1, 2014

     Berkeley Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing  

    The Berkeley City Council adopted Ordinance No. 7,321-N.S. regulating second hand smoke in ALL multi-unit residences and common areas. As of May 1, 2014, smoking will be prohibited in 100% of multi-unit housing with two or more units (i.e. apartments, co-ops, condominiums, common interest developments, etc.). This also includes common areas such as private decks, balconies, and porches of units.  For more information, please go to the following link:


    or for more information, please contact:
    Tobacco Prevention Program
    (510) 981-5330




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