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The following is a summary of the role and responsibilities of each division within the Department:    - This portion of the City of Berkeley website is intended to assist you to find the information you need about planning and development in Berkeley , as well as assist you should you be interested in development in Berkeley – from additions to your home, to constructing a new office building.  We welcome suggestions on improving our website.  We also want to provide the best possible service to our customers and would appreciate comments on the service you receive.  [more...]

Public Participation -

  • Policy Development 
  • Development Project Review 
  • Landmarks 
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    Related Links  -

  • Housing 

  • Green Development

  • UC Planning

  • State CEQA Guidelines

  • Neighborhood Organizations

  • Energy Office
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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...]


    Permit Service Center
    1947 Center Street, 3rd floor
    Phone: (510) 981-7500
    Appts: (510) 981-7502
    Fax: (510) 981-7505
    Hours of Operation 

    Plan Checks & Building Inspections
    Inspection Appointments (24 hours): 
     Schedule an Inspection Online
    Fax: (510) 981-7450
    Main: (510) 981-7440  

    Toxics and Hazardous Materials Management
    Phone: (510) 981-7460
    Fax: (510) 981-7470
    Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4pm 

    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

    Energy And Sustainable Development
    Phone:  (510) 981-7465
    Fax:  (510) 981-7420
    Monday to Friday:  8:30am to 4:00pm

    Planning & Development Director
    Timothy Burroughs - Acting Director
    Phone:  (510) 981-7400
    Fax:  (510) 981-7470


    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 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 the City’s Un-reinforced Masonry Building program.

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

    Build It Green Office, 1434 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA Telephone: (510) 845-0472  


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