The City of Oakland welcomes you back to 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, our One-Stop Permit Center! We've combined the counter services of the Planning & Building Department, Oakland Fire Department, and Department of Transportation to provide for a "one-stop shop" experience. Most services are by-appointment-only. Please visit our Permit Center Reopening webpage for full details on hours of operation, scheduling your appointments, and services offered.
The draft General Plan Housing Element outlines the strategies and
policies the City will implement over the next eight years in order to
meet Oakland’s housing needs. The Housing Element was last updated in
2015 and is now being updated with public input to reflect the recent
housing opportunities, challenges, and approaches that have emerged in
the Oakland community, as well as to comply with new state laws.