Listed below are the general steps to starting a business in Oakland. Remember, the staff at the Business Assistance Center are available to assist you.
Remember, never put leaves, grass clippings, oil or trash into the drainage system! And never dispose of those items in the street, because debris could be swept into the system by storm water.
Information and Documents about Street Lighting in Oakland
Street sweeping will not occur on the following City of Oakland holidays in 2022.
Look up the street sweeping schedule in your area using our interactive map
Stucco and siding are applied to outdoor surfaces of buildings. The need for replacement or repair can be due to age, weather, dry rot, aesthetics choices, or other concerns.
For more information please call or email the Stage Manager, Amir Clark
During construction, projects may encounter a need to revise their approved project plans. In most cases*, the building inspector will identify the need for revisions and issue a correction notice with the steps that the project will need to undertake. Below are the different types of revisions and processes to submit revised plans for review and approval by Oakland's Planning & Building Department. Please note that BW and ZW records are NOT permits; they are temporary application numbers assigned by the permitting system in order to route applications accordingly.
If you want to do construction in the Port of Oakland, you'll need to complete a Port Permit Development Application
How to apply to use a vehicle travel lane to allow businesses to meet Alameda County's Social Distancing Requirements
How to apply to use the sidewalk or parking lane to allow your business to meet Alameda County's Social Distancing Requirements
Sign up to receive emails on grant programs, cultural arts news and more.
Submit your job and intern opportunities for youth and we'll match you with qualified candidates.
In addition to the Basic Application for Development Review, most project applications also require supplemental forms including findings for conditional use permits, design review and variances. The list of supplemental forms found below is for your convenience, but you may need to talk to a planner, permit technician, or plan check engineer to advise you on the permits your project may require.
Thank you for your interest in supporting the Oakland Fire Department. Here are some ways to get involved.