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Submit Initial Affidavit of Compliance - Mandatory Soft Story Retrofit

Buildings that are not exempt from the Mandatory Soft Story Retrofit Program require mandatory evaluation from an engineering professional to comply with Step 3 of the Mandatory Soft Story Retrofit Program per Oakland Municipal Code (OMC) Chapter 15.27.

Before you Start

Please review the Initial Affidavit of Compliance requirements below.

What to Do

Initial Affidavit of Compliance Requirements

How to Apply

  1. Step One: Complete the Form

    Fill out and sign the following webform to submit your Initial Affidavit of Compliance*.
    A Seismic Evaluation and Schematic Retrofit Report must be completed by a licensed engineer before submitting the Initial Affidavit of Compliance.

    Initial Affidavit of Compliance
  2. Step Two: Apply for Building Permit

    Apply for a Building Permit for your project prior to your compliance deadline.

    For application guidance, please refer to the following webpages:

Need to Know


Find quick answers through our Mandatory Soft Story Retrofit FAQ. You may also email us at MandatorySoftStoryRetrofit@oaklandca.gov.


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