Welcome to the Permit Service Center at the City of Berkeley, CA. We are part of the Department of Planning & Development.
Sharon Crosby is the Permit Center Coordinator and can be reached at (510) 981-7501, if your visit at the Permit Center is not what you expected, please call or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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...]
Holidays & VTOs - For specific dates, visit the City's Holiday and Reduced Service Days Schedule Page. [more...]
Appointments - Appointments are available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to submit permit applications with plans (new, re-submittals and revisions). No applications with plans will be taken after these hours. [more...]
No Wait for Public Works Permits - Effective April 1, 2014, the Permit Service Center will provide a quick and easy process for getting Public Works Engineering Permits for encroaching on the public right-of-way. This includes permits for "no Parking" signs (for construction and non-construction activities or work on the curb or street). [more...]
Permit Fee Estimator - The Permit Fee Estimator may be used to estimate building permit fees for your project by entering the address, selecting the appropriate scope of work and entering the valuation. [more...]
Permit Stats - Active Building Permits - View all active Building Permits in the city in this new mapping application [more...]
Permits via Fax or Email - [more...]
Triggers and Ordinances Required Before Permit Issuance - Private Sewer Lateral (PSL) [more...]
Authorization To Obtain a Permit -
Owner Builder Declarations
Effective March 1, 2009, State law (Health and Safety Code Section 19825) requires certain forms be filed by owner-builders before obtaining a permit. If you are not using a licensed contractor to perform the work, you must fill out and return to the Permit Service Center the Owner Builder Verification & Limitation of Sale Forms before obtaining a permit. [more...]