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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.

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View of downtown Oakland from Frank Ogawa Plaza. Photo courtesy of Aaron Lehmer-Chang.
Jan 14, 2020

New Year Brings Building Code Changes

California's Building Standards Code has changed. Changes to the codes affect all new building permit applications submitted on or after January 1st, 2020. Read our summaries online to be sure you are up to speed on the latest code updates!

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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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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

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Counters Currently CLOSED Until Further Notice

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
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Sunday
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COUNTERS CLOSED * Normal Hours Shown Below

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
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