Planning & Building

The Planning & Building Department oversees the regulations for the City's growth and development. Through reviewing project plans, enforcing local ordinances, developing neighborhood plans, and responding to public concerns, we work to create a built environment that supports the health and welfare of all Oaklanders.

Planning & Building's Response to Shelter in Place Order

Meetings

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Aug 10, 2020

August 10, 2020 Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board Meeting

In accordance with the revised Emergency Order No. 3 of the City of Oakland, Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board meetings will be held on a virtual platform. You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Aug 10, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific…
Aug 12, 2020

August 12, 2020 Design Review Committee

In accordance with the revised Emergency Order No. 3 of the City of Oakland, Design Review Committee meetings will be held on a virtual platform.

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News

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Jun 11, 2020

New Planning Code Changes Impact Business Activities and Zoning Rules

A series of new Planning Code amendments that impact various business activities and project zoning requirements were adopted by the Oakland City Council on June 2 and June 9, 2020. Each of these changes go into effect July 2, 2020, with two exceptions, which were adopted and made effective immediately.

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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.

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Address

Main Offices & Permit Counters

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

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Email Address

permitinfo@oaklandca.gov

Open Hours

Counters Currently CLOSED Until Further Notice

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

COUNTERS CLOSED * Normal Hours Shown Below

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