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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Apply and Pay for Zoning Certificates Online!

Starting or relocating a business in Berkeley?  Apply and pay for a Zoning Certificate online. Community members can also research land use permits. 

The new online tool allows people to apply for zoning certificates for low-impact home occupations and zoning certificates for business licenses. Applying online saves customers time and helps increase the efficiency of the Permit Service Center, where customers previously had to go in person to get the certificates. 

Our new online research tools will also provide greater access to public information by allowing people to look up property information and zoning permit history on any property in Berkeley.  

This upgrade is part of a series of technological improvements that will eventually provide customers access to an array of City services and information. At the same time, the City has begun implementing a variety of other technologies to streamline internal processes involving the creation of permits, invoicing fees, collecting payments and tracking workflow. Each of those tasks will improve the efficiency of obtaining various permits with the City of Berkeley. This effort was a direct response to staff and community member requests for a way to obtain simple permits and to research zoning permits and land use history online. 

 

 

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