ADA Accessibility Resources for Businesses

Oakland property and business owners are reminded to check to ensure their spaces are accessible to all. ADA accessibility is not only the landlord’s responsibility, but also directed at business owners. Nearly all ADA lawsuits are filed against both the operating business owner (tenant) and the property owner (landlord).

ADA Effective Communication Policy

The City of Oakland's American's with Disabilities Act Programs Division has communication policies to ensure all programs are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA Policies in the City of Oakland

Describes the application of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability access requirements to all city programs, activities, and services, including specific departmental or program responsibilities

Additions & Conversion to Habitable Space

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.

Adoption of 2019 California Building Standards Code and Local Amendments

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.

Advanced CERT Training Opportunities

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.

Agency Documents

CAP involves local citizens in its effort to address specific barriers to achieving self-sufficiency.

Analyst, Administrative, Records, and Technician Positions

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.

Annuitant Hiring

OPD annuitants conduct public safety employee background investigations. They may work a maximum of 960 hours per fiscal year.