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Summary of Current "NO SMOKING" Restrictions in Berkeley  

Public building managers or business owners can pick up FREE "NO SMOKING" signs for COMMERCIAL ZONES ONLY
(does not apply to multi-unit residences)


Berkeley Public Health Division
1947 Center Street, 2nd Floor Lobby
Berkeley, CA 94704

Phone: (510) 981-5330 
Email: QuitNow@cityofberkeley.info  


The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
1834 University Avenue 
Berkeley, CA 94703

Phone: (510) 549-7000 
Email: info@berkeleychamber.com



CLICK HERE for information about "NO SMOKING" signs for MULTI-UNIT RESIDENCES

To protect the health of everyone who uses Berkeley’s public areas, new and expanded smoking restrictions came into effect on May 22, 2008 creating smoke-free commercial zones.  As of May 1, 2014 smoking will be also be prohibited in 100% of multi-unit housing.

Smoking is currently NOT permitted in the following locations:

  • ALL commercial zones 
  • Parks and recreation areas 
  • Service lines and waiting areas such as ATMs, bus stops and cab stands 
  • Within 50 feet of doorways and windows of health care facilities, mental health facilities, child or adult care facilities, and senior centers 
  • Within 25 feet of doorways and windows of any building open to the public

Brochure Ordinance


The City has many resources to help you quit smoking.  Please visit our Tobacco Prevention Program page for more details.  You can also call (510) 981-5330 or email  QuitNow@cityofberkeley.info


City of Berkeley Public Health Division
1947 Center Street, Second Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
Map to Public Health Division

(510) 981-5300 (Phone) | (510) 981-5395 (Fax) | (510) 981-6903 (TDD)

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm





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