Apply for a Permit Extension or Reinstatement

If your Issued Building Permits have become Inactive or Expired, please complete the Issued Permit Extension/Reinstatement Request form to reinstate or extend your permits.

Before you Start

Please review the Conditions for Extension or Reinstatement before completing your application.

What to Do

Conditions for Extension or Reinstatement

How to Apply

  1. Step One: Submit Completed Form

    We offer two options for submitting your Permit Extension/Reinstatement form:

    Option 1: Complete Online Webform

    • Click the button below to complete the Issued Building Permit Extension/Reinstatement webform and submit online.
    Open Webform

    Option 2: Email Signed PDF Form

    • Click the button below to download the Issued Building Permit Extension/Reinstatement form to your device.
    • Please fill and sign* the form electronically or manually.
      *NOTE: Digital signatures require Adobe Acrobat Reader.
    Download PDF
    • Email your completed form to the Planning & Building Permit Counter
  2. Step Two: Application Review

    Once we receive your application and have created it in our system, we will review your submission. If we need further information, we will contact you. If your application is approved, we will contact you to collect payment.

  3. Step Three: Pay Fees

    We offer two options for paying fees:

    Pay by Phone:

    • Call the City of Oakland, 2nd Floor Cashier's Station to make payment by Visa or Mastercard
    • Once the transaction is complete, the Cashier will reinstate your permit.

    Pay Online:

    • Make a payment online through our Online Permit Center*.
      *NOTE: Your online payment will not result in automatic reinstatement
    • Once the transaction is complete, contact the Cashier's Station at (510) 238-4774 to inform them that your fees have been paid. A Cashier will reinstate your permit.

Need to Know

SCHEDULE PERMIT INSPECTION (OPTIONAL)

Once your permit has been extended or reinstated by a Cashier, you are eligible to schedule a Building Inspection.

QUESTIONS?

Call (510) 238-3444 or email BBCode-inspect@oaklandca.gov. You can also find quick answers through our Permit Questions Portal.

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