Permits by Fax 

The City of Berkeley accepts and issues permits for minor work via the Fax machine, with payment by MasterCard or Visa credit card. Work for which a permit will be processed are limited to the following:

Building 

Electrical

Mechanical 

Plumbing 

Engineering 

Traffic 

To use this service for construction permits, please fill out the Fax Permit Application form along with the correction permit application. Your contractor will need to have a current City of Berkeley business license and workers' compensation information.

Once the permit has been issued, you will need to call the Building & Safety Division to schedule an inspection. Please call the inspection scheduling line at (510) 981-7444 at least 24-hours in advance of the desired inspection, or schedule an inspection online at http://www.CityofBerkeley.info/BuildingInspections.