Residential waste, recycling, and compost pickup in the hills is suspended on Monday, October 26 due to high winds.

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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AS SHELTER-IN-PLACE CONTINUES, SOME PARKING RULES REMAIN
enforcement continues at red curbs, fire hydrants, disabled zones, street sweeping, yellow zones and double parking

Berkeley, California (Thursday, April 23, 2020) - While the City of Berkeley is not enforcing parking at meters and certain areas during this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone should still follow normal parking rules about fire hydrants, disabled parking zones, street sweeping and bus stops.

The remaining enforcement prioritizes public safety, keeps our streets clean and acknowledges that those with disabilities may need parking for basic mobility. 

These rules haven't changed since they were announced in mid-March, but we are sending out this message so people remain mindful that some rules remain in the new reality of staying safe during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Enforcement suspended for meters and residential permit parking

While the shelter in place order is in effect, the City will not enforce rules related to:

  • parking meters
  • time limited parking
  • school zones
  • residential permit parking

We ask that people be considerate and not park for long periods around venues that are struggling during this time, such as restaurants doing pick-up and delivery only, or destinations that we all need, such as a grocery store.

Enforcement continues for safety and access violations

We will continue to issue citations for parking violations that impact public safety or impede access to essential services, as these issues become even more important during a public health emergency. This includes:

  • red curbs and fire hydrants
  • disabled parking blue zones
  • street sweeping
  • yellow zones in commercial areas
  • double parking

Street sweepers remove leaves and debris that would otherwise clog our storm drain system. They also remove oils and other pollutants that would otherwise flow down to the Bay. Street signs will tell you when the once-a-month street sweeping is set to occur. Calendar alerts can serve as useful reminders.

We will enforce prohibitions on parking in construction zones and driveways by complaint only. You can pay for or contest any citations online.

See all of the City's public health-guided information about COVID-19 at cityofberkeley.info/covid19, where you can also sign up for our email newsletter.

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