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.

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.

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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COVID-19: Berkeley Marina

Read the most current information regarding the Berkeley Marina here.

Berkeley Marina/Harbormaster's Office

The Marina office is currently staffed. Our team continues to patrol our docks, Marina, and Waterfront as we ensure a safe environment for outdoor recreation. 

Please call (510) 981-6740 or email us at marina@cityofberkeley.info instead of visiting the front desk to maximize your safety and ours. Document updates, payments, insurance forms, questions, and most other items can be handled without face-to-face interaction. 

 If you must visit the office, please call first and staff will meet you outside. We ask that you respect the current requirements of 6-feet for social distancing and wearing a face covering. Marks have been placed on the ground outside the office to clarify appropriate spacing.

Boating at the Berkeley Marina

The use of a private boat qualifies as an outdoor recreation activity, and may continue as long as private boating parties are limited to members of the same household or living unit and comply with other social distancing requirements set forth by the City of Berkeley Health Officer. This includes staying 6 feet away from others and covering your nose and mouth with a cloth barrier, as directed in the City of Berkeley’s active Health Order. For specific questions about boating, call the Harbormaster’s Office at (510) 981-6740.

Waterfront amenities

Waterfront trails and open spaces are open. Many Waterfront essential businesses remain open in modified capacity, including the Marina Harbormaster’s Office, Berkeley Sportsman’s Center, Skates on the Bay Restaurant, the Doubletree Hotel, the Berkeley Boathouse, and the Berkeley Marine Center’s fuel dock and chandlery.

Marina slip fee payments

Payments for Berkeley Marina slip fees can be made over the phone by calling (510) 981-2489, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. 

Payments can also be mailed to:

City of Berkeley, Finance

P.O. Box 1910

Berkeley, CA 94701

Marina customer financial hardship

We understand the COVID-19 outbreak is creating negative financial impacts on some Berkeley slipholders. As a result, the Berkeley Marina may allow long-term slipholders to defer a portion of their slip fees for 3 months without incurring penalties or interest. 

Slipholders may defer 50% of their slip fees for 3 months; and repay the deferred fees at a rate of 25% per month over 6 months. If slipholders meet low-income criteria, they may defer 75% of their slip fees for 3 months; and repay the deferred fees at a rate of 25% per month over 9 months. Low income is defined as at or below 80% of area median income, (see HUD income guidelines, effective April 1, 2020). 

If you have questions about this policy, or would like to learn more about how the Marina can help, please reach out to the Marina Office at (510) 981-6740.

Last updated May 15, 2020


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