Apply for Window Replacement

Building Permits are required for any window replacement in either a residential or commercial structure.

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: Building Permits
    • 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 and all associated documents*

    * ENERGY FORMS: You must provide the appropriate energy forms for your window replacement work:

    • For residential projects 3 stories or below, you may complete the Oakland CF1R Energy Form for Fenestration webform or provide another approved energy form
    • For residential projects 4 stories or above or commercial projects, provide a completed NRCC-ENV Building Energy Efficiency - Title 24 Compliance Form (not the simplified form). Compliance forms may be found on the California Energy Commission website
  2. Step Two: Application Review

    Once we receive your application and have created it in our system, we will review your plans. If we need further information, we will contact you. If your application is 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


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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