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Permit Service Center
Permit Service Center

Location and Hours 

The Permit Service Center is open from 8:30am-4:30pm effective June 19th, 2021.

The Permit Service Center (PSC) is located at 1947 Center Street, 3rd Floor.

The PSC is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, effective July 19th, 2021.  

The PSC is closed Fridays and holidays.  See the Holiday and Reduced Service Days Schedule for more information.

Customers seeking in-person services, must be signed in at the PSC by 4:00pm.

All financial transactions must be completed by 4:30pm


(Per Division)







Permit Processing
8:30 - 4:30pm
(final check-in 4pm)
Land Use
8:30 - 4:00pm
(final check-in 3:30pm)
8:30am - 2:30pm 
(final check-in 2pm)
8:30 - 4:00pm
(final check-in 3:30pm)
8:30 - 4:00pm
(final check-in 3:30pm)
Building and Safety 8:30am - 4:00pm (final check-in 3:30pm) CLOSED
 Fire Prevention

8:30am - 4:00pm  (final check-in 3:30pm)

 Public Works Engineering    9:00am - 12:00pm (Appointments: 510.981.7448) CLOSED 

 Environmental Health

 (2180 Milvia Street, 2nd Floor) 

8:30am - 4:00pm (closed for lunch: 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

(Appointments Only)

 Traffic Engineering

  (1947 Center Street, 4th Floor) 

9:00am - 12:00pm (Appointments: 510.981.7010)


Final Check-In indicates that service will be provided to customers who are signed in at the PSC Welcome Station by 4:00pm; all financial transactions must be completed by 4:30pm.



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