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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Infrastructure Topic Listing

Sidewalk Program - To report broken sidewalks, visit the Online Service Center or call 311. [more...]

Sanitary Sewer Program - IMPORTANT: for sewer backups, overflows or emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, please contact Customer Service at (510) 981-6620. [more...]

Street Repair Program - Information on the City's Street Repair Program. [more...]

Storm Water Information - Service Numbers: [more...]

Utilities Information  - usalogoNotify Underground Service Alert (USA) at 1-800-227-2600 at least 2 working days before you excavate. [more...]

SANITARY SEWER PROGRAM AND SERVICES - NEW in Summer 2011: Sanitary Sewer System Smoke Testing 


FACILITIES MANAGEMENT - Public Works Facilities Management incorporates the principal City functions of Electrical Maintenance and Radio Shop; Building Maintenance and Janitorial Services; and Facilities Improvement Projects. Facilities Management maintains 900,000 square feet of public service facilities including fire stations, and senior centers, public garages, and multi-storied office buildings. The Electrical unit installs and maintains traffic signals, pedestrian controls, and streetlights along public streets, parking lots, pathways, and recreation facilities; and installs and maintains the City’s police and fire vehicle radios, sirens, lighting, and radio system infrastructure, including interface with the new regional public safety radio system. Another function is overseen by the City’s Environmental Compliance Specialist, who manages compliance with all regulatory requirements, and provides direct support and resources for related events. [more...]

WATERSHED RESOURCES HOME PAGE - Welcome to the City of Berkeley Watershed Resources Webpage [more...]

City of Berkeley Reference Station - City of Berkeley Reference Station [more...]

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