Resources for Business Impacted following Demonstrations

Guidelines on what to do if your business was damaged from May 19 to June 1.

Report Damage
Business Damage Survey
Date Posted: June 1st, 2020 @ 8:30 AM
Last Updated: June 9th, 2020 @ 4:42 PM

If a business experienced a loss of merchandise, they are asked to complete a supplemental online report to document the theft or call (510) 777-3333 to file a report.

Business owners affected by events over the weekend may also contact the Office of Mayor Libby Schaaf at (510) 238-3141. Staff are available to provide guidance and assistance in English, Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Share Video Footage and Still Photos

Do you have video footage or still images that might help identify the individuals who committed vandalism and/or burglary of your business or a neighboring business? This is important evidence.

Business owners are asked to share footage and images with the Oakland Police Department (OPD). Send an email to Be sure to include:

  • Name of the impacted business
  • Address of the impacted business
  • Police report number, if available
  • Your cell phone number
  • Still photographs may be attached to the email

A crime scene technician will coordinate retrieval of the video footage upon receipt of your email.

Additionally, please register your security camera with OPD through their Camera Registry Program. Recordings at the time of recent or future incidents may provide useful information, such as a getaway car or the direction that a person of interest was headed.

What To Do If Your Business was Vandalized

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Si su negocio es Vandalizado

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Financial Resources

Oakland Black Business Damage Fund (via GoFundme)

Oakland Indie Alliance's Small Business Repair Fund

OCCUR Black Business Relief Fund. Email:

Volunteer to Clean Up

Want to help? Consider volunteering.

Charlese Banks, who runs The Town Experience and administers the Oakland Startup Network, is organizing clean up volunteer teams. If you’re interested, email

The Black Cultural Zone is also seeking volunteers for its COVID-19 and Economic Recovery Efforts for Black and East Oakland Businesses. Sign up at:

State of California Insurance Fact Sheet

To help California business owners understand some of the key insurance issues relating to civil unrest, the State of California provides a general overview of relevant insurance coverages and some important tips to consider at: