Building Inspections

Planning and Building inspections ensure the safety for all Oaklanders. Permit Inspections ensure that construction is going according to the approved plans, project conditions-of-approval, and all code standards. All projects must follow State of California CalOSHA industry guidelines. Please read below for more information.

What to Expect During Inspections

Building Code Guidance

Additional Guidance Documents

Questions & Inspector Availability

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For permit inspection questions, please email

  • NOTE ABOUT CONSULTATION: Permit inspectors cannot provide project consultation, design guidance, or how-to as an enforcement agency. Please consider retaining the services of licensed professionals who can assist your project.


  • INSPECTION ISSUES SHALL BE ADDRESSED IN THE FIELD AT THE TIME OF SCHEDULED INSPECTIONS WHENEVER POSSIBLE. Please consider sending an email to your project's primary permit inspector. Permit Inspectors can hold virtual office hours via Microsoft TEAMS. See our INSPECTORS DIRECTORY.


  • Please email Senior Inspectors and Supervisors can meet at job sites to address high-level technical assistance issues when necessary.
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