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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.

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. 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.  

All financial transactions must be completed by 4pm. 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 (by Division)







Land Use

8:30 - 4:00

8:30 - 2:30(check in by 2pm)

8:30 - 4:00

8:30 - 4:00

 Appointment only

Building and Safety

8:30 - 3:30

8:30 - 2:30(check in by 2pm)

8:30 - 3:30

8:30 - 2:30(check in by 2pm)

8:30 - 3:30

Public Works Engineering

8:30am - 10:30am

Environmental Health                  (2180 Milvia, 2nd Floor)

8:00am - 9:00am

Traffic Engineering(1947 Center, 4th Floor)

9:00am - noon (or by appointment)




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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