Apply for Electric Vehicle Service Equipment & Charging Stations

Looking to install electric vehicle charging stations at home or as part of a larger project? Oakland's Planning and Building Department is here to help. Please find a project submission checklist and required permit applications below, instructions on how to submit your plans, and further resources on electric vehicle charging for your home or larger project.

Before you Start

Please review the Permit Requirements below as these vary from project to project.

Ready to get started? First, make sure you are registered and activated at our Online Permit Center. For instructions, please visit our Planning & Building Video Tutorials webpage.

What to Do

Permit Requirements

How to Apply

  1. Step One: Apply Online
  2. Step Two: Application Review

    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. For the latest processing estimates, please see our Average Permit Processing Turnaround Times webpage.

Need to Know

Questions? Call (510) 238-3891 or email us via our Permit & Services Questions Portal. You may also schedule an appointment with Permit Counter staff during open hours.



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