Department of Planning & Development
Department of Planning & Development

Construction Topic Listing

Appointments:  Checklist for Building Permit Applications - Appointments are strongly encouraged for the following types of building permit applications: [more...]

Construction Forms and Guidelines -   [more...]

Scheduling Inspections - For your convenience, you can now easily self-schedule your inspections on our City of Berkeley website by visiting http://www.CityofBerkeley.info/BuildingInspections.  [more...]

Fees - Building permit fees are based on the valuation of your project. The value or valuation used in computing the building permit fee shall be the total value of all construction work for which the permit is issued as well as all finish work, painting, roofing, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, elevators, fire extinguishing systems and any other permanent equipment. [more...]

Work Exempted From Permits - Work Exempted from permits are listed below for the following categories: [more...]

Engineering Permit Information - These services are now delivered at the Permit Service Center located at 2120 Milvia Street.  [more...]

Building Demolitions - Description:
It is the expectation of the City of Berkeley that all building demolitions will be carried out in a manner conductive to public safety. This includes the prevention of debris falling into the public right-of-way or onto adjoining properties, and prompt and proper disposal of all debris. Debris is not to be stored on adjoining properties or in the public right-of-way without prior written consent. [more...]

Building Permit Detailed Checklist - This checklist will assist you in preparing plans for submittal with a building permit application. Alterations, additions, and remodeling projects may not require all drawings and submittals listed. Please discuss the specifics of your project with the Permit Service Center staff before submitting a building permit application. By submitting complete and legible plans that clearly indicate and describe new work and any existing work, you will help the City issue your permit as quickly as possible. [more...]

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