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.

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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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Berkeley, California (Friday, June 30, 2017) - As Fourth of July celebrations near, Berkeley Police and Fire Departments caution that fireworks are not allowed in Berkeley - including those marketed as "safe and sane" in neighboring communities.

When fireworks are not handled and monitored by professionals, they can cause injuries and fires. That's a particular concern in Berkeley's hills, where dry grasses can quickly ignite into a fire. Refrain from using fireworks and report illegal fireworks use to the non-emergency dispatch line at (510) 981-5900. Additionally, you can turn in illegal fireworks at any of the following Berkeley Fire stations: 

  • Fire Station 1 - 2442 8th Street
  • Fire Station 2 - 2029 Berkeley Way
  • Fire Station 3 - 2710 Russell Street
  • Fire Station 4 - 1900 Marin Avenue
  • Fire Station 5 - 2680 Shattuck Avenue
  • Fire Station 6 - 999 Cedar Street
  • Fire Station 7 - 3000 Shasta Avenue

To ensure that everyone in Berkeley can enjoy the Fourth of July as a community, the City hosts a daylong celebration at the Berkeley Waterfront that concludes with a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. For details about the free celebration - which includes live music, activities for kids, and other activities -- view the City news release about the celebration. The release also includes information about getting there and the closure of University Avenue to the Waterfront from 6pm to 11pm.

Berkeley Police Department will have extra officers working on July 4. Public consumption of alcohol, possession of an open alcoholic container, or the use of fireworks are prohibited and violators could be cited and/or arrested. . Possession or discharge of any fireworks are also banned in East Bay Regional Parks, including McLaughlin Eastshore State Park bordering the Berkeley Waterfront.

The Berkeley Police and Fire Departments hope you have a safe and happy Fourth of July.


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