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Permit Service Center
1947 Center St, 3rd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
TEL: (510) 981-7500, TDD: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-7505
Office Hours: Hours: 8:30am - 4:00pm Appointments: 510-981-7500 , Email: permits@cityofberkeley.info

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Welcome to the Permit Service Center at the City of Berkeley, CA. We are part of the Department of Planning & Development.

The Permit Service Center (PSC) provides direct customer service to those seeking building permits and zoning information.  Applications for building and zoning permits are accepted at the PSC and building permits are issued here. The Permit Specialists at the PSC coordinate review of building permit applications with other City agencies as needed.

Limited Staff and Service Availability - From September 18-21st, staff of the Building and Safety Division will be attending state mandated code training. We will be operating with limited staff. Inspections will be limited and next-day inspections may not be available. You may also experience delays in Plan Check, Counter Assistance and Phone & Email Response. [more...]

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. [more...]

School District Now Requires Fees for Construction Projects - Any construction projects that add commercial, industrial or 500 square feet of residential square footage now require fees paid directly to the Berkeley Unified School District. [more...]

Online Building Permits Guide - The Online Building Permits Guide provides step by step instructions for looking up permits, scheduling inspections, viewing the status of a permit, viewing and adding documents to a permit and more!       [more...]

Electronic Plan Review - The Permit Service Center accepts only electronic submittal of documents in PDF file format for plan review and permitting purposes. Customers should bring drawings and other documents on a USB flash drive to the Permit Service Center at the time of permit application.  [more...]

Appointments - Appointments are strongly encouraged for the following types of building permit application.  [more...]

General Information -   [more...]

Research Permit Records -   [more...]

 
 
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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