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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Holiday and Reduced Service Days Schedule

For information about Parking Meter Holidays, please visit the meter Holiday page.

Please note: the Customer Service Counter at 1947 Center Street is closed every Friday.

Date Day Reason
2020 Closure Days
January 1 Wednesday New Year's Day
January 10 Friday Reduced Service Day
January 20 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 12 Wednesday Lincoln's Birthday
February 14 Friday Reduced Service Day
February 17 Monday Presidents' Day
March 13 Friday Reduced Service Day
April 10 Friday Reduced Service Day
May 8 Friday Reduced Service Day
May 18 Monday Malcolm X Day*
May 25 Monday Memorial Day
June 12 Friday Reduced Service Day
July 3 Friday Independence Day*
July 24 Friday Reduced Service Day
August 14 Friday Reduced Service Day 
September 7 Monday Labor Day
September 11 Friday Reduced Service Day 
October 9 Friday Reduced Service Day 
October 12 Monday Indigenous People's Day
November 3 Tuesday Reduced Service Day 
November 11 Wednesday Veterans Day
November 26 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
November 27 Friday Thanksgiving Holiday
December 11 Friday Reduced Service Day 
December 24 Thursday Reduced Service Day 
December 25 Friday Christmas Day
December 28 Monday Reduced Service Day
December 29 Tuesday Reduced Service Day 
December 30 Wednesday Reduced Service Day 
December 31 Thursday Reduced Service Day 

* Holiday observed on this day

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