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.

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.

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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Permit Service Center
Permit Service Center

Location and Hours 

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered residents to shelter in place through May 3, leaving only to receive or provide essential services. All City buildings, including the Permit Service Center, are closed to the public.

Electronic inspection scheduling is not available during the Shelter in Place Order. To schedule a construction inspection under an issued building project for a project which falls into one of the categories listed in the Order, please call one of the following building staff directly:

  • John Cevasco, Supervising Building Inspector, (510) 981-7454
  • Matt Doughty, Senior Building Inspector, (510) 981-7406
  • Eduardo Franco, Acting Senior Building Inspector, (510) 981-7478

The Permit Service Center (PSC) is located at 1947 Center Street, 3rd Floor - between Milvia Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

 PSC hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4pm.  

The PSC is closed the 2nd Friday of every month.

Please see City holidays and other office closures.

Over-the-counter and walk-in application submittals will be accepted as staff is available. 

All other PSC counter applications may be submitted daily from 8:30am to 4pm.  

All financial transactions must be completed by 4:30pm

Acceptable methods of payment: Visa, MasterCard, checks and cash.

You are welcome to visit the Permit Service Center on a first-come, first-served basis during the listed hours. Please remember that appointments are served first. Appointments for all PSC services can be scheduled by calling (510) 981-7500. Appointments for submittal of permit applications with plans (new, re-submittals and revisions) are available Monday through Friday from 9am to 2pm.

Plans must be submitted electronically for plan check and permitting.

 

Counter Hours (Divisions)

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Permit Processing

 8:30am - 4:30pm

(final check-in 4pm1)

8:30am - 4:30pm

(final check-in 4pm1)

8:30am - 4:30pm

(final check-in 4pm1)

8:30am - 4:30pm

(final check-in 4pm)1

8:30am - 4:30pm

(final check-in 4pm1)

Land Use

8:30 - 4pm

(final check-in 3:30pm)

8:30 - 2:30 (final check-in 2pm)

8:30 - 4pm

(final check-in 3:30pm)

8:30 - 4pm

(final check-in 3:30pm)

 Counter Closed - Application Submittal Appt. Only

Building and Safety

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

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

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

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

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

Fire Prevention

8:30am - 10:30am  (Appointments: 510.981.7447)

Public Works Engineering     8:30am - 10:30am (Appointments: 510.981.7448)

Environmental Health2                 (2180 Milvia, 2nd Floor) 

8:00am - 9:00am

Traffic Engineering3(1947 Center, 4th Floor) 

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

1) Last sign-in indicates that service will be provided as long as the customer has signed in at the Welcome Station by 4pm; all financial transactions must be completed by 4:30pm

2) Environmental Health is located at 2180 Milvia Street, 2nd Floor

3) Traffic Engineering is located at 2180 Milvia Street, 4th Floor       

 

 

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Permit Service Center, 1947 Center St, 3rd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: permits@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-7500
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903
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