Translation Disclaimer

Department of Planning & Development
1947 Center Street, 3rd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
TEL: (510) 981-7400, TDD: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-7470
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (See Location and Hours below for Permit Service Center hours. The Land Use / Zoning counter is closed on Fridays except by appointment. The PSC is closed the 2nd Friday of every month.), Email:


Department of Planning & Development home page photo

Welcome to the Department of Planning & Development site at the City of Berkeley, CA.

The Planning and Development Department's mission is to enhance safety, livability and resilience in the built environment and to work together with the community to promote and protect Berkeley's distinctive neighborhoods, vibrant commercial areas, unique character and natural resources for current and future generations.

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...]

Help Create a Plan for the Adeline/South Shattuck Corridor! -    [more...]

Berkeley Land Use Zoning Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Check out our new Frequently Asked Questions on Zoning - To provide better customer service, the Land Use Planning Division has released new FAQs on popular planning and zoning topics, including a handy "Zoning Information Guide" on residential additions. [more...]

New Accessory Dwelling Unit Rules - On January 1, 2020 a new set of Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) regulations will be in effect due to new State regulations. For a summary of the new regulations, click here. [more...]

Apply and Pay for Zoning Certificates Online! - Starting or relocating a business in Berkeley? Apply and pay for a Zoning Certificate online. Community members can also research land use permits.  [more...]

Inspection Information -   [more...]

Home | Web Policy | Text-Only Site Map | Contact Us
Department of Planning & Development, 1947 Center Street, 3rd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-7400
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903