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The Permit Center provides public counter services, permit and plan check processing, and consultation services for local and state code requirements related to the design and construction of commercial and residential structures.
Plan Check Engineers from the Permit Center are responsible for reviewing plans submitted for the construction of Single Family Residences and additions, and interior tenant improvements to new commercial and industrial structures to verify conformance to applicable codes. Staff also provides public counter service for issuance of construction permits, plan check submittals and general information related to code and construction requirements. Architects and engineers who specialize in structural, life safety, disabled access, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and property grading perform plan reviews of complex commercial projects, to serve the public in identifying code requirements and to insure the safety of the general public that utilize these structures.
Planners with the Zoning Division review plans to check if they meet Planning Code requirements. Click here to see the Applications and Zoning Information webpage for more information.
Our offices are located at 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Room 2114 on the 2nd Floor. This building is located on Clay Street between 14th and 16th Streets. The entrance is across from City Hall. Parking is available in the basement, Clay Street Garage or City Center Garage.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8 am to 4 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am to 4 pm (on the last Wednesday of each month we open at 10 am)
We have an Express Station open from 8 am to 11:30 am and from 2 pm to 4 pm for trade, re-roofing, seismic retrofit, solar energy facilities and simple termite repair permits.
Our busiest hours tend to be from 11 am to 4 pm. You may wish to schedule your visit earlier in the day.
City of Oakland - Permit Center
Planning and Building Department
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 2114, 2nd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612-2031