Planning & Building

The Planning and Building Department is in charge of the City's growth and development. We make sure all City projects support the health and welfare of all Oaklanders.

Planning Commission Meeting Schedule

News

Draft Downtown Oakland Specific Plan cover
Aug 08, 2019

Community Review of Draft Downtown Plan Runs til Nov. 8!

The Draft Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (DOSP) and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) are now available, starting a 45-day public review period and a series of public meetings and events. Submit comments by Nov. 8!

Open Sign
Oct 02, 2019

Extended Permit Counter Hours to Continue

Oakland’s Planning & Building Department Continues to Pilot New Service Offerings: Maintains Extended Permit Counter Hours for Small-Scale Residential Projects

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Leadership

William Gilchrist

Director

Director Gilchrist has 35 years of experience as a planner and designer. He was director of place-based planning in New Orleans where he focused on the city's design and development strategy. He was previously a senior associate at AECOM in Atlanta and planning director in Birmingham, Alabama.

Contact Us

Addresses

Map location for Planning & Building, located at 250 Frank H Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, CA 94612
250 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Suite 2114
Oakland, CA 94612

Planning and Building Department Organizational Chart

Planning and Building Department Organizational Chart

Phone Numbers

Email Address

permitinfo@oaklandca.gov

Open Hours

Regular Permit Counter Hours * Last Tickets Issued @ 3:15 PM * Doors Close at 4 PM

Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Extended Permit Counter Hours (Every Other Tuesday: Oct. 1, 15, & 29 | Nov. 5 &19 | Dec. 10 )

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed