The Development Services Center (DSC) is a one-stop shop for accepting, reviewing, and approving applications and construction documents for all types of projects. Zoning, Planning, Engineering, and Building Inspection staff members are available to answer questions and assist you.
Visit the DSC to obtain a building permit through the Plans and Permits Division. Building permits are needed for all new construction or alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, or repair of existing homes, buildings, or structures. To apply for a permit, bring the completed application and your plans to the DSC. The amount of time it takes to review plans and issue a permit will depend on the type of project. Contact the Plans and Permits Division at 510-494-4460 for more information.
Find useful information to research the zoning and permitting history of a building or project. You can also submit a record request form via fax at 510-494-4820 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In many instances, records can be copied for a nominal charge.
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Permit applications submitted less than one hour before closing may require an additional business day for processing.