Oakland is experiencing a network outage that is affecting key services such as Oak311, permitting and business tax. Several non-emergency systems including phone lines within the City of Oakland are currently impacted or offline. Thank you for your patience while we work to restore services.
Learn more about the goals and opportunities of this program on our Outdoor Dining & Retail webpage.
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.
Once we receive your application, staff will review your documents for completeness. If further information is needed, a planner will contact you at the email address provided. For the latest processing estimates, please see our Average Permit Processing Turnaround Times webpage.
Call (510) 238-3911 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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