Be prepared to provide the following:
- Completed permit application submittal forms and checklists
- Construction plans
- Structural calculations (as applicable)
APPLY VIA E-MAIL:
Complete the following:
If Mechanical, Electrical or Plumbing (MEP) systems are being altered, a completed Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Application Worksheet will also be required.
Once complete, e-mail your completed application form(s) and all associated plans and documents to permitInfo@oaklandca.gov or via our Digital Inbox for applications over 20MB.
Once we receive your application and have created it in our system, we will review your plans. If your plans require corrections or if we need further information, we will contact you. If your plans are approved, we will contact you to issue your permit. Depending on our workload and the complexity of the project, the process may take between 10-13 weeks from the date we receive your application to the date when we issue your permit. Retrofit permits for houses and duplexes usually take less time to process.
Call (510) 238-3891 or find quick answers through our Permit Questions Portal.