Community Development

Cynthia Battenberg, Director
Building & Safety Services  (510) 577-3405
Business Development  (510) 577-3311
Housing Services  (510) 577-6005
Planning Services  (510) 577-3325

The Community Development Department is located on the first floor of San Leandro City Hall, which is located at 835 E. 14th Street, three blocks north of Davis Street, in downtown San Leandro.  The Community Development Department is committed to the Open for Business Pledge, which is designed to provide excellence in responsiveness and support for City residents and businesses.

The department houses the City's One-Stop Permit Center, where professional staff are available to answer questions and assist with permit needs. The Permit Center is open for services starting at 7:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday, and on Friday by appointment.

For a full list of hours for the Department, including the One - Stop Permit Center, see below.

Community Development Department

Hours & Information

Building and Safety Services
(510) 577-3405

Regulates and inspects private development and construction throughout the city, administers the Federal Flood Plain Program and oversees the department's One-Stop Permit Center. 

Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Friday by appointment 

Business Development 

(510) 577-3311

Provides business assistance services to promote retention and expansion of existing businesses and attraction of new industry. The division also administers Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Department activies.

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Housing Services

(510) 577-6004 

Administers the City's share of federal CDBG funds for use in community development projects, as well as HOME and Redevelopment Set-Aside funds that are allocated for housing programs and projects. The division also provides staff support to the Rent Review Board.

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Planning Services
(510) 577-3325

Coordinates current and advance planning activities, including providing staff support to the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustments, Zoning Enforcement Official and Site Development Sub-Commission on land use matters.

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday by appointment

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Additional Departments' Hours & Contact Info 

Engineering Department Monday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:30 - Noon
(510) 577-3428
Environmental Services
Hazardous Materials


7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(510) 577-3401
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(510) 577-6026
Business License/Cashier Window
Effective 6/3/14 

Monday - Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 7:30 a.m. - Noon
Fire Department
Monday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 7:30 a.m. - Noon
Inspections, by appointment only
(510) 577-3317