Street Name Commemorative Plaque Permit and Street Name Change Application

Street Name Commemorative Plaque Permits require City review and approval BEFORE issuance

Application for Street Name Commemorative Plaque
Application for Street Name Change (PPE-Permit)
(510) 238-3199
Questions? Please call the DOT Permit Counter
  • A commemorative street name plaque is an honorary street name that is installed as a plaque or sigh above the existing street name and which honors a citizen who has made exemplary contributions to the residents of Oakland.
  • The existing street name remains that same for official purposes such as mailing addresses, mapping, and emergency services.
  • The application for formally renaming a street is also provided in the links above, but is NOT required for those seeking only to apply for a commemorative plaque.

DOT Permit Counter Hours

Monday: 8am-12pm / 1pm-4pm

Tuesday: 8am-12pm / 1pm-4pm

Wednesday: 9:30am-12pm / 1pm-4pm

Thursday: 8am-12pm / 1pm-4pm

Friday: 8am-12pm / 1pm-4pm


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