Department of Planning & Development
Department of Planning & Development

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The following is a summary of the role and responsibilities of each division within the Department:    - This portion of the City of Berkeley website is intended to assist you to find the information you need about planning and development in Berkeley , as well as assist you should you be interested in development in Berkeley – from additions to your home, to constructing a new office building.  We welcome suggestions on improving our website.  We also want to provide the best possible service to our customers and would appreciate comments on the service you receive.  [more...]

Public Participation -

  • Policy Development 
  • Development Project Review 
  • Landmarks 
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    Related Links  -

  • Housing 

  • Green Development

  • UC Planning

  • State CEQA Guidelines

  • Neighborhood Organizations

  • Energy Office
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    Location and Hours - The Permit Service Center (PSC) is located at 2120 Milvia Street (at the corner of Milvia and Center Streets), and provides direct customer service to those seeking building permits and zoning information.  Applications for building and zoning permits are accepted at the PSC and building permits are issued here.  The Permit Specialists at the PSC coordinate review of building permit applications with other city agencies as needed. [more...]

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    Permit Service Center
    2120 Milvia Street (corner of Milvia and Center)
    Phone: (510) 981-7500
    Appts: (510) 981-7502
    Fax: (510) 981-7505
    Hours of Operation 
    Email:  planning@ci.berkeley.ca.us


    Plan Checks & Building Inspections
    Inspection Appointments (24 hours):
    (510) 981-7444 (or schedule an inspection online at http://www.CityofBerkeley.info/BuildingInspections.)
    Fax: (510) 981-7450
    Main: (510) 981-7440
    Hours of Operation  

    Toxics and Hazardous Materials Management
    Phone: (510) 981-7460
    Fax: (510) 981-7470
    Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4pm 
    Email: toxics@ci.berkeley.ca.us

    Land Use Planning
    Phone: (510) 981-7410
    Fax: (510) 981-7420
    Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4pm
    Tuesdays: 8:30am to 2:30pm
    Email:  planning@ci.berkeley.ca.us

    Energy And Sustainable Development
    Phone:  (510) 981-7439
    Fax:  (510) 981-7420
    Monday to Friday:  8:30am to 4:00pm
    Email:  NDeSnoo@ci.berkeley.ca.us

    Planning & Development Director
    Eric Angstadt
    Phone:  (510) 981-7400
    Fax:  (510) 981-7470
    Email:  eangstadt@ci.berkeley.ca.us

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    The Land Use Planning Division administers Zoning regulations, reviews development projects and assists the community in its efforts to plan for the City's physical, cultural, environmental, and socio-economic future.

    The Permit Service Center issues permits for Building and Safety, Zoning, Engineering, Fire, and Health Department. Permit records for current and completed projects are available for review.

    The Building & Safety Division provides building plan review, inspection services, Building Code information, and administers the City’s Un-reinforced Masonry Building program.

    The Toxics Management Division regulates hazardous materials and waste, responds to chemical emergencies, manages contaminated sites, and provides other environmental services.  

    Build It Green Office, 1434 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA Telephone: (510) 845-0472  

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    Department of Planning & Development, 2120 Milvia St., Berkeley, CA 94704
    Questions or comments? Email: planning@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-7400
    (510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
    TTY: (510) 981-6903
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