Building and Safety
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Seismic Safety Topic Listing

Seismic Hazard Zones - [more...]

Soft Story Program - Regulations for Potentially Hazardous Buildings Containing Soft, Weak or Open Front Stories - The City of Berkeley requires owners of owners of soft, weak or open front (SWOF) buildings with five or more dwelling units to retrofit their buildings per Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 19.39. Owners have until December 31, 2016 to apply for a building permit and two years to complete the work after submitting their permit application. The law took effect January 4, 2014 and applies to wood frame buildings constructed prior to 1978.   [more...]

Transfer Tax Reductions For Qualifying Seismic Work - New Guidelines for Transfer Tax Reductions For Qualifying Seismic Work Effective February 1, 2007  [more...]

Seismic Safety Information and Programs - [more...]

 The Building Occupancy Resumption Program (BORP)  -    [more...]

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