Building & Safety


City of San Leandro Building and Safety Division is, once again, offering its Award-Winning Home Earthquake Strengthening Course in March 2024.

This course is designed to teach homeowners simple steps to strengthen their homes against seismic activity. It is geared towards older raised -floor homes which are not constructed to modern seismic standards. If you own a hillside home, please contact the Building and Safety Division at (510)577-3405. For class information please click on link provided Earthquake Retrofit Class Registration Form

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.

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.

Property in the City of San Leandro

To verify if your property is located in the City of San Leandro click on link Am I in San Leandro