Effective 1/18/22: TCO Fees have increased. Please use current form and dispose of any old forms accordingly.
Only projects that are new (from ground up), new units, or where a change in occupancy is taking place are issued a TCO. Additions, remodels, alterations, and tenant improvements are not issued a TCO.
All life safety items for the building or portion of a building must be functional including:
The TCO application requires approval from all applicable departments, the applicable departments will vary from one building or portion to another, but may include:
Coordination with PG&E is essential. Typically, electrical connection must be made prior to issuing a TCO. City policy is to NOT release both Gas and Electric meters until the project is virtually complete.
Fill out the complete TCO Request and Utility Disconnect Request sections of the TCO Application webform and submit online.
Click button below to be taken to an external TCO application webform.Open Form
NOTE: TCO takes effect with Building Inspector's signature, not when fees are paid.
Not sure how to contact your Primary Building Inspector? Click the button below to be taken to our Building Inspector Staff Directory.Open Staff Directory
TERM OF VALIDITY:
A TCO is typically valid for up to 60 days. At the end of the TCO term an inspection will be required before a new TCO can be applied for. If the project has not received final approval and a new TCO has not been issued at the end of the TCO term, the utilities to the building may be disconnected. Each TCO application requires separate fees.
Call (510) 238-3444 or send an email to TCORequest@oaklandca.gov.
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