Building & Safety

Notice: The New 2022 California Building Codes Take Effect on January 1, 2023

  • The last day to submit under the existing 2019 California Building Codes will be December 12th, 2022, and all plan check fees must be paid by December 22nd, 2022 

The Permit Center is Open for In-Person Services

Walk-ins are welcome but customers with appointments will be given preference. The cut off for walk-ins is 3:30pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 2:30pm on Wednesday. The Permit Center is closed on Fridays. Permit Center is closed at lunchtime from 12 pm to 1 pm.


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Permit Center

Building and Safety Services oversees the department's Permit Center. Residents and businesses come to the Permit Center to process building permit applications, answer questions regarding current building codes, and plan submittal requirements. Building and Safety Services also oversees the Federal Floodplain Program and the Earthquake Retrofit Program.

Accela Online Schedule System

Inspection Scheduling

To schedule a Fire Inspection, contact the Fire Prevention Office at 510-577-3317.

Do you need to schedule a building inspection? Go to our Accela System to schedule your appointment online.

If you have trouble using the online permit system, please call us at 510-577-3405.

Contractor Information

Building permits can only be issued to a licensed contractor or a property owner. To verify contractor license information, go to the Department of Consumer Affairs Contractors State License Board page.