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Construction permits may be applied for at the City's Permit Center at 835 East 14th Street in San Leandro. Construction permits for projects such as signs, termite repair work, window replacement, re-roofing, electrical service changes, furnace and water heater replacements, etc., are usually issued over the counter in a single visit to the Permit Center.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday8 am to 4 pm
Wednesday8 am to 3 pm
By Appointment Only
Building permit fees are calculated using a sliding scale, which is based on the construction valuation of each project. Permit Center staff can calculate projected permit fees if you know the project valuation for the project. Permit fee schedules are also available to allow you to do your own permit cost estimating located on our Forms, Fees, and Facts page.
Typically, plans, specifications, energy calculations, soils reports and other data are required whenever new construction work is proposed. The documentation is reviewed by all pertinent City departments to ensure compliance with applicable codes and regulations before building permits are issued. Permit applicants should allow between 5 to 20 working days, depending on the complexity of the project, for initial plan review activities to be performed. In order to provide fast and efficient plan review services, we utilize in-house personnel as well as consultant agencies. Call us at 510-577-3405 for help in reviewing what information you will need for your project.
Design information needed for a complete plan review depends on the nature of the proposed project. The Permit Center staff provides applicants with comprehensive "Plan Submittal Guidelines" for the following project types: