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Adopt a pet, report a lost or found animal, report an animal related issue such as barking, injury or animal abuse.
Sign up for parks and recreation classes, get a library card, find upcoming events, plan an event, or volunteer with the City.
Apply for and manage building related permits, schedule a building inspection, or file a code enforcement complaint.
Get support with starting or running your business, register your business, get business permits, pay your business tax.
Access public meetings, request a public record, find campaign and election services, or do business with the City of Oakland.
Apply for jobs with the City of Oakland, access employee services, verify employment, or contact a City labor union.
Find affordable or subsidized housing, access emergency shelter, contact a housing counselor, tenant and landlord services.
Pay or contest a parking ticket, apply for a parking permit, get help with towed, booted or abandoned vehicles.
Report a crime, prepare for and stay safe during emergencies, register a security camera, report police misconduct.
Children, youth, and family services, senior services, homeless services, food services, and personal financial services.
Apply for building and construction permits, street and sidewalk permits, or permits related to special events, filming or business types.
Request City Services with OAK311: illegal dumping, graffiti, potholes, encampments, building maintenance, and urgent infrastructure issues.
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Get a refund if you overpaid your business tax
Fill out the Business Tax Refund Request form when you need to get money back from the City for an overpayment.