A Building Permit is required for additions to existing structures or conversion of non-habitable space to habitable space within residential buildings, commercial, institutional or industrial structures. Depending on the scope of the work, review from the Bureau of Planning may be required prior to submitting for a building permit.
Review this presentation from the Planning and Building Department describing the City of Oakland's efforts to adopt the latest California Building Code Standards in alignment with local goals. Oakland's goals include: 1.) streamlining processes by adhering to state codified language while meeting its intent, 2.) aligning property maintenance standards with State Laws, and 3.) clarifying amendments intended to elucidate apparent inconsistencies with State Laws.
There's more you can do! As a CERT trained Disaster Service Working Volunteer, you have the basic tools and knowledge needed to effectively organize yourselves and spontaneous volunteers. The training opportunities below will provide additional knowledge and tools so that you can take your response a few steps further.
These classes are available for youth ages 10-17 years.
CAP involves local citizens in its effort to address specific barriers to achieving self-sufficiency.
Working with agencies from around Alameda County, the Clean Water program facilitates local compliance with the Federal Clean Water Act.
An advisory board of the Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce.
Learn about the many professional positions where you can support the Oakland Police Department's goals and mission. OPD employs auditors, communications operators, crime analysts, dispatchers, evidence and services technicians, and records specialists as well as other positions. These positions are not necessarily open and vacant at this time; links provided for informational purposes.
OPD annuitants conduct public safety employee background investigations. They may work a maximum of 960 hours per fiscal year.