The health and safety of the community is our highest priority. Due to ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns, the Permit Center remains closed until further notice. Community Development staff are providing service to the public by phone, email, and mail. Inspections are being conducted and permits continue to be processed, though wait times may be longer than usual. Please contact the appropriate Division (see below) if you have questions for Building, Planning, Housing, Economic Development, Fire or Code Enforcement.

  • Health Order issued by the Alameda County Health Officer is currently in effect. City Hall and the Permit Center remain closed to the public until further notice. Community Development staff are working remotely at this time.
  • Please refer to the current Alameda County Health Order and Workplace Guidance pages for information regarding limitations on business and construction activities.
Application Status To check the status of your Building, Engineering or Planning permit, visit the City's Online Citizen Portal.
  To check and see if there is a permit or application in progress near you, use CityDash.
  To learn how to apply for a Building Permit, visit the Building and Safety Division's website.
For Commercial / Residential Tenants

Eviction Moratorium FAQs
Notification Form to Property Management for Non-Payment of Rent due to COVID-19
Urgency Ordinance for a Temporary Moratorium on Evictions

For Small Businesses

COVID-19 Business Continuity Grant Program provides of up to $5,000 to small businesses to help them continue operations during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The Temporary Outdoor Facility Registration Program is available for outdoor dining, retail and other outdoor service activities. More information about the program's guidelines and registration process can be found on the program's website. Please email us at for the latest information on how to register your business for this special program. 
Code Enforcement Report a Code Enforcement concern by using MySL. See what is going on in your neighborhood by using CityDash.
 For service during the COVID-19 closure period, staff are responding by phone and email.
Affordable Housing Services Kimberly Anderson,, (510) 577-6004
  Maryann Sargent,, (510) 577-6005
Building Permits Melanie Braun,, (510) 577-3420
  Lisa Silva-Acosta,, (510) 577-3406
  Ericka DeGuzman-Quintero,, (510) 577-3345 
  Genevieve Meyer,  (510) 577-3404
Building Inspections Kathy Switzer,, (510) 577-3405
Building Code Enforcement, (510) 577-3344
Planning and Zoning, (510) 577-3325
Code Enforcement, (510) 577-3363 
Alameda County Fire  Bob Snodgrass,, (510) 577-3317 
Economic Development  Lars Halle,, (510) 577-3311 


The Community Development Department ensures growth is safe and orderly and supports high-quality development that reflects community values and a sustainable vision by providing technical expertise and assistance to make San Leandro a vibrant and livable community.













The department houses the City's Permit Center, where Building and Planning staff are available to answer questions and assist with planning and permit needs. The Community Development Department has multi-lingual staff and translation services available. Para asistencia en Español  510-577-3423/ Chinese 510-577-3479.

San Leandro's Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustments meetings are broadcast live as they happen on local public access television (Comcast channel 15 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99) and via the City’s website through Meeting Central. Meetings are also replayed on television throughout the month. Regular meetings are held in City Hall on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm.



Building & Safety Services - (510) 577-3405 
Building permits, flood zone information and Seismic Retrofit Program and more. 

Economic Development - (510) 577-3311 
Information on business incentive programs, current initiatives, development projects, opportunity sites and more. 

Housing Services - (510) 577-6004 
Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program, Rent Review Program, tenant/landlord issues and other housing needs. 

Planning Services - (510) 577-3325 
Planning, zoning, design review, long range planning and zoning approval for business licenses and home occupation permits.


Thomas Liao Michael Jeffery Katie Bowman
Community Development Director Building and Safety Economic Development
(510) 577-6003 (510) 577-3416 (510) 577-3327
 Maryann Sargent  Andrew Mogensen, AICP
Housing Planning
(510) 577-6005 (510) 577-3458