Resources for Businesses 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: August 26th, 2020 @ 7:34 PM

Report Your Loss

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.

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

في حال حدوث تخريب لعملك التجاري


Si su negocio es Vandalizado

Nếu Cơ Sở Kinh Doanh Của Quý Vị Bị Phá Hoại

Financial Resources

Oakland Black Business Damage Fund (via GoFundme)

Oakland Indie Alliance's Small Business Repair Fund

OCCUR Black Business Relief Fund. Email:

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:

Oakland Businesses Now Eligible for Low-Interest SBA Loans

Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to businesses of all sizes and most private nonprofit organizations whose property was damaged or destroyed during demonstrations that began May 26.

Property Damage: up to $2,000,000 to repair or replace real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other assets that were damaged or destroyed (available to businesses of any size and private, non-profit organizations).

Economic Injury:
only for small businesses and most private non-profit organizations suffering adverse financial impacts of the disaster (with or without property loss), up to $2,000,000 for working capital to help pay obligations until normal operations resume.

Filing Deadlines: September 16, 2020, for property damage loans. March 17, 2021, for economic injury loans.

Learn more about the loans