New Online Rapid Permits Now Available!

New "rapid permits" are now available through our Online Permit Center. Once you've applied and paid your fees, they'll be issued instantly!

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Save Time + Money with New Online Permits Issued Automatically

Applying for Building Permits just got a whole lot faster in Oakland!

We are pleased to announce that six new "rapid permits" are now available through our Online Permit Center. No more waiting for days to be issued your permits. Instead, they'll be issued instantly, once you've applied and paid your fees!

In addition to our existing Lead-Based Paint Permit and Solar Permits, the following Building Permits are now available through our Online Permit Center:

  1. Residential Electrical (RE)
  2. Residential Plumbing (RP)
  3. Residential Mechanical (RM)
  4. Non-Residential/Commercial or 3+ Dwelling Units Electrical (E)
  5. Non-Residential/Commercial or 3+ Dwelling Units Plumbing (P)
  6. Non-Residential/Commercial or 3+ Dwelling Units Mechanical (M)c

Applicants can now login (or easily register), apply for their permits, pay from their computer or mobile device, and have their permits issued automatically.

Oakland's Planning & Building Department is constantly looking to improve our customer experience. We've been working hard to build efficiencies in our delivery of services. In recent months, we identified dozens of permit types that could be automated instantly on our Online Permit Center. In the process, we consolidated 24 permit types into 6 permit types, making the application process simpler.

In 2024, we will continue to enhance our customer experience by adding a new permit navigator to help guide you to the applications and requirements you need to know and boost the number of instant permits offered on our Online Permit Center.

Thank you for your business, and for helping build a safe and healthy Oakland!

Click Here to Apply Today!



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Posted: January 8th, 2024 1:37 PM

Last Updated: January 8th, 2024 2:34 PM

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