There will be intermittent outages to the City's Website on Sunday, September 19th between 5:00 am and 4:00 pm for a planned system maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

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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Permit Service Center
Permit Service Center

Appointments

Appointments may be scheduled online or by phone at (510) 981-7500 Monday through Thursday between 8:30 and 3:30. Appointments are required for the following request types:

  • New Permit Application Submittal (Building, Fire, Public Works and Zoning permits)
  • Resubmittals (Response to Plan Check comments). Resubmittals of plans with responses to plan check comments can also be uploaded directly to the permit record at the Permits Online portal  
  • Revisions to Approved Plans
  • Deferred Submittals
  • Over the Counter Building, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Permits
  • Permit Issuance for previously reviewed and approved projects
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Please bring all documents and plans to be submitted in an unsecured PDF Format on USB flash-drive.

Walk-in services include:

  • Code Questions (Building, Fire, Public Works)
  • Inspections (Questions and Scheduling)
  • Permit Records Review
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Permitting Questions and Forms
  • Dropping off a flash-drive with permit applications and construction plans without an appointment

  Quick Links

  https://www.cityofberkeley.info/pscappointments

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