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Building and Safety Services

Building and Safety Services

Building and Safety Services oversees the department's  Permit Center. Residents and businesses come to the Permit Center to process building permit applications, schedule inspections for industrial, commercial and residential buildings, answer service requests and questions regarding current building and safety codes (such as fences, signs, sheds, sewer laterals, construction hours, address changes, contractor business licenses, permit fees, etc.). Building and Safety Services also oversees the Federal Flood Plain Program and the Earthquake Retrofit Program. 

General Information

Online Permit System by Accela 


Earthquake Brace and Bolt Program
through the California Residential Mitigation Program (CRMP) 

City of San Leandro’s Home Earthquake Strengthening Course

The City of San Leandro is again offering it’s nationally recognized and award winning Home Earthquake Strengthening Course to homeowners. This is a “do-it-yourself” course geared towards owners of older, raised floor homes. Homeowners will be shown how to identify and strengthen structural weaknesses in their homes. Upon completion of this four-day course, each homeowner will have a customized blueprint for their seismic project. Class size is limited. REGISTRATION BY MAIL OR PHONE. IT'S ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.

If you own a hillside home, please contact Division of Building and Safety Services at (510) 577-3405.

When:  New dates, October 5th, 10th, 12th and 17th
(You only need to sign up for one course/month that is 4 consecutive classes)
Where: City Hall - South Offices, 835 East 14th Street, San Leandro
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Cost for City of San Leandro Residents:
$30.00 for single/$35.00 for couples.

Cost for Non-Residents/Unincorporated San Leandro:
$50.00 for single/$60.00 for couples.

TO REGISTER - Please mail your payment and information or call:
City of San Leandro - Building and Safety Services 
835 E. 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94577

This class is a great opportunity for the recipients of the California Earthquake Authority grant money. Those participating will gain seismic knowledge and develop a set of plans specific to their project. 

For more information, please call Building and Safety Services at (510) 577-3405.

   

City of San Leandro Announces Seismic Retrofit Incentive Program

Homeowners Eligible to Receive up to $3,000 Towards Seismic Retrofit Work

 The San Leandro City Council announced that for the third year in a row, San Leandro homeowners are eligible to receive as much as $3,000 to help strengthen their homes in the event of a major earthquake. Qualified homeowners in the 94577, 94578 and 94579 zip codes can now apply for the Earthquake Brace + Bolt program from January 25th thru February 27th registration deadline via www.earthquakebracebolt.com.  Participating homeowners will be selected by a random drawing. All qualifying homeowners who registered will either be selected to participate or put on a wait list. In 2016, 114 lucky San Leandro homeowners were awarded up to $3,000 to retrofit their homes.  UPDATE-FOR FUTURE INCENTIVE PROGRAMS, PLEASE SIGN UP WITH www.earthquakebracebolt.com TO RECEIVE THEIR NEWSLETTER .

 The houses must meet certain criteria, including being built on a level or low-slope site and sit on a raised foundation with a four-foot (or less) cripple wall under the first floor.  Qualifying dwellings are typically pre-1979 houses that aren’t bolted to their foundations, are built atop a crawl space and have unbraced “cripple walls” surrounding that crawl space.

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Building permits can only be issued to a licensed contractor or a property owner. To verify contractor license information, go to http://www.cslb.ca.gov/ .