The Building and Safety Services Division oversees the department's One-Stop Permit Center, regulates and inspects private development and construction throughout the city, administers the Federal Flood Plain Program for San Leandro and coordinates flood zone map information.
To schedule a Fire Inspection, contact the Fire Prevention Office at 510-577-3317.
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, May 4th, May 9th, May 11th and May 16th
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.
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.
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/ .