Read the 2015-2023 Housing Element

​The Housing Element is part of Oakland’s General Plan that serves as a blueprint for housing the City’s residents, at all economic levels including low income and households with special needs. ​

Read the Hazardous Tree Ordinance (OMC 12.40)

In the interest of public health, welfare, and safety, the ordinance establishes a process for the resolution of hazardous tree claims for the purpose of preventing personal injury or damage to neighboring properties.

Read the Oakland Blight Code (OMC 8.24)

Oakland's blight code promotes the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens by requiring a level of maintenance of residential, commercial, and industrial property which will protect and preserve the livability, appearance, and social and economic stability of the city and which will also protect the public from the health and safety hazards and the impairment of property values which results from the neglect and deterioration of property.

Read the Oakland Building Maintenance Code (OMC 15.08)

​This code provides minimum standards to safeguard health, property, and public welfare by regulations and controlling the use and occupancy, locations, and maintenance of all residential and non-residential buildings, structures, and property​.

Real Estate Development RFPs/RFQs

As opportunities arise, the City issues Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Request for Quotations (RFQs) for development opportunities on properties owned by the City of Oakland.

Real Estate Transfer Tax

If you sell your house, or gift it, a real estate transfer tax, also called a Real Property Transfer Tax (RPTT) is due.

Recursos para ayudar a su negocio

Periódicamente, el Departamento de Desarrollo Económico y de la Fuerza Laboral de la Ciudad enviará actualizaciones importantes a empresas, organizaciones sin fines de lucro, contratistas independientes y nuestras organizaciones asociadas que los apoyan.