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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Neighborhood Services Code Enforcement Unit
Enhancing Berkeley's Quality of Life

The goal of Neighborhood Services Code Enforcement Unit (NSCEU) is to provide a clean and safe environment for all Berkeley residents, workers and visitors. In general, the police and fire departments handle life and safety issues that are serious and urgent, while Neighborhood Services Code Enforcement Unit is responsible for the enforcement of Municipal Code violations (typically, on private property). This work is often done in conjunction with other City departments and includes:

  • Land Use
  • Graffiti
  • Business Violations
  • Illegal Dumping on Private Property
  • Front Lawn Parking
  • Property Maintenance/Blight
  • Illegal Units and Accessory Uses
  • Unauthorized Signs
  • Mini Dorm/Group Living Accommodation (GLA) Registration - Informationonline fillable form to register, and Compliance Agreement Form (paper copy).

Some violations can also be enforced directly by other departments, for example:

To report suspected code violations, please the City of Berkeley's Customer Service phone line at 981-CITY (2489) or 311 if you are within the City limits. When reporting, please provide a valid street address associated with the location of the property where the suspected code violation is located. 

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