Building and Safety Services

Building and Safety Services

Building and Safety




Beginning Monday , August 1st, 2021 City Hall will be open to the public still on a limited basis Monday, Tuesdays,

Thursday from 8:30 AM -4:00  PM and Wednesdays 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. However, we encourage you to continue accessing City services online, by email and by phone.

Upon arrival to City Hall, visitors will be asked to follow health protocols to help keep everyone safe and healthy.

Permit Center: Building & Safety Services (Appointment Required):

Building Phone: 510-577-3405

Building Permit Center Hours and appointment link below:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:30am to 3:30 pm and Wednesdays 8:30 am to 3:00pmSchedule Appointment


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 Flood Plain Program and the Earthquake Retrofit Program.


 General Information

Online Permit System by Accela 




City Departments

Public Agencies

Building permits can only be issued to a licensed contractor or a property owner. To verify contractor license information, go to .