Apply for Foundation Repair & Replacement

Foundation repair or replacement may be necessary when your foundation is sinking, settling, or cracking.

Before you Start

A Building Permit is required to repair or replace any part (or all) of a building's foundation system. See below for a more detailed outline of permit application requirements.

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: Building Permit
    • Submit a Building Worksheet through our Online Permit Center*
      * NOTE: You will be taken to our login page first before you can submit a Building Worksheet
    • In the Worksheet, upload your construction plans, structural calculations (as applicable), foundation details (see below), all associated documents, and a description of any MEP work to be performed

    Foundation Details:
    For one or two-story residential buildings, you may use our Standard Foundation Details below. Depending on the complexity of the project, you may still be required to submit custom foundation plans.

  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.

What's Next?


Call (510) 238-3891 or find quick answers through our Permit & Services Questions Portal. You may also schedule an appointment with Permit Counter staff during open hours.


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