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Permit Service Center
Permit Service Center

Location and Hours 

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

Permit Service Center hours of operation are Monday through Friday - 8:30am to 4pm - All financial transactions must be completed by 4pm. 

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

COUNTER HOURS -  Agency specific Permit Service Center:

Land Use: 8:30am to 4pm; closed Fridays - appointments only; Planners will not be available Tuesdays after 2:30pm (last check-in 2pm)

Building & Safety: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm - Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am to 2:30pm (last check-in 2pm)

Public Works Engineering: 8:30am to 10:30am

Environmental Health: 2180 Milvia Street, 2nd Floor - 8am to 9am

Traffic Engineering: 1947 Center Street, 4th Floor - 9am to 12pm or by appointment

You are welcome to visit the Permit Service Center on a first-come-first-serve-basis during the listed hours .  Please verify special hours of operation by clicking Holidays and Closures below.

Holidays and Closures

Appointments: Appointments for submittal of permit applications with plans (new, re-submittals and revisions) are available Monday through Friday 8:30am to 2pm. 

All documents and plans are required to be submitted electronically in PDF Format via USB flash-drive with the maximum attachment size of 100 MB and minimum 300 dpi.

Appointments for all PSC services can be scheduled by calling (510) 981-7500.

Over-the-Counter and walk-in application submittals will be accepted as staff is available.  PLEASE NOTE: There are no over-the-counter plan checks after 2:30pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays

All other PSC counter applications may be submitted from 8:30am to 3:30pm.  Please remember that appointments are served first.

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