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Department of Planning & Development
Department of Planning & Development

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