Extended Permit Counter Hours to Continue

Date Posted: October 2nd, 2019 @ 11:13 AM
Last Updated: October 29th, 2019 @ 10:48 PM

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Oakland, CA– After a summer season trial, Oakland’s Planning & Building Department will continue to offer extended permit counter hours, allowing the community more time to submit permit applications and have work approved.

The target audience for these extended hours includes residential owners who are seeking permits to work on small-scale home additions or Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). “We are looking at this as a chance to offer services to our community members who need to work with our staff face-to-face but may work full time or find it otherwise challenging to come in during regular business hours,” states William Gilchrist, Director of Planning & Building.

Examples of small residential projects include:

  • Accessory Dwelling Units
  • Home repairs, such as window and facade changes, and fence installations
  • Home modifications, such as rear additions

All business conducted during these extended hours will still occur at the Planning & Building counters located in 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, on the 2nd floor. Customers can drop in or make an appointment in advance by calling the Appointment Hotline at (510) 238-3940. Customers using the extended service hours are also able to access the building’s parking garage below – located on 16thSt. at Clay St. – free of charge, 5 – 7pm.

Planning & Building Counter Fall Service Extended Hours (alternate Tuesdays):

  • October 1, 15, & 29 | 4-7pm
  • November 5 &19 | 4-7pm
  • December 10 | 4-7pm

Department Contact Information:

Planning Counter (510) 238-3911 | Building Counter (510) 238-3891

Customers can leave a message and receive a return phone call within 48 hours.