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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: See Location and Hours below. Appointments: 510-981-7500, Email:


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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 and zoning permits and 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.

Location and Hours - [more...]

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...]

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: Phone: (510) 981-7500
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903