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Permit Service Center
1947 Center Street, 3rd floor
Phone: (510) 981-7500
Fax: (510) 981-7505
Hours of Operation 
Email: planning@ci.berkeley.ca.us

Plan Checks & Building Inspections
Schedule an Inspection Online  or call
Phone: (510) 981-7440 Option 0 
Fax: (510) 981-7450
Email: buildingandsafety@cityofberkeley.info

Toxics and Hazardous Materials Management
Phone: (510) 981-7460
Fax: (510) 981-7470
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4pm 
Email: toxics@ci.berkeley.ca.us

Land Use Planning
Phone: (510) 981-7410
Fax: (510) 981-7420
Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 4pm
Tuesdays: 8:30am to 2:00pm
Zoning Counter closed Fridays
Email:  planning@ci.berkeley.ca.us

Energy & Sustainable Development
Phone:  (510) 981-7465
Fax:  (510) 981-7420
Monday to Friday:  8:30am to 4:00pm
Email:  sustainability@cityofberkeley.info  

Planning & Development Director
Timothy Burroughs - Acting Director
Phone:  (510) 981-7400
Fax:  (510) 981-7470
Email:   tburroughs@cityofberkeley.info


1947 Center Street, Building Front
 1947 Center Street, Building Front

The  Land Use Planning Division  administers Zoning regulations, reviews development projects and assists the community in its efforts to plan for the City's physical, cultural, environmental, and socio-economic future.

The  Permit Service Center  issues permits for Building and Safety, Zoning, Engineering, Fire, and the Health Department. Permit records for current and completed projects are available for review.

The  Building & Safety Division  provides building plan review, inspection services, Building Code information, and administers hazard mitigation programs.

The  Toxics Management Division  regulates hazardous materials and waste, responds to chemical emergencies, manages contaminated sites, and provides other environmental services.  

The Office of Energy & Sustainable Development leads the City's sustainability efforts through the Climate Action Plan and oversees the Building Energy Savings Ordinance (BESO)

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Location and Hours  - The Permit Service Center (PSC) is located at 1947 Center Street, 3rd Floor - between Milvia Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. [more...]

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    Department of Planning & Development, 1947 Center Street, 3rd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
    Questions or comments? Email: planning@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-7400
    (510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
    TTY: (510) 981-6903
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