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Building and Safety Division
1947 Center St, 3rd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
TEL: (510) 981-7440, TDD: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-7505
Office Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm | Inspector Office Hours: 4:00pm - 4:25pm, Email:


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Welcome to the Building and Safety Division at the City of Berkeley, CA. We are part of the Department of Planning & Development.

The Building and Safety Division reviews plans, issues permits and provides inspections for construction projects in conformance with applicable codes. Building and Safety also works to ensure the safety of Berkeley's rental housing stock and manages programs to mitigate seismic risk in existing buildings.

New interactive tool to map building and land use permits - You can now go online to more easily and thoroughly look up building and land use activity in Berkeley as part of an effort to improve the City's transparency and customer service. [more...]

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Building and Safety Division, 1947 Center St, 3rd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-7440
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903