COVID-19 Updates: See cityofberkeley.info/covid19 for news, information, and status of City services.

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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Special Victims Unit 

The Berkeley Police Department's Special Victims Unit is comprised of a Sergeant, three (3) Detectives, a part time Reserve Officer as well as a Domestic Violence Advocate that is employed by the Family Violence Law Center.

The Sex Crimes Detail is responsible for the investigation and follow-up of reports involving sexual assaults/rape, sexual battery, stalking, indecent exposure, harassing phone calls, peeping /prowling incidents as well as monitoring and investigating the legal compliance of sex registrants (290 PC) To check for sex registrants in your area - follow this link - Megan's Law. BPD investigates an average of 40 sexual assault cases and 80 "other" sexual assault related cases per year. Contact Sex Crimes Detail at (510) 981-5735.

The Domestic Violence Prevention Unit investigates cases involving abuse between intimate partners and restraining order violations. The Advocate supports the efforts by providing victims of domestic violence with support, guidance in the courts and other related assistance. This unit investigates over 450 cases per year. Domestic Violence Prevention Unit can be reached at (510) 981-5736. To speak with our Victim Advocate, please call (510) 267-8800.

California Court Forms which can be downloaded / filed on-line: www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm 

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