About Building 

Building

The Plan Check section performs residential and commercial plan checks for fire and life-safety, structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, Title-24 energy, Title-24 disabled access, and pertinent municipal code and state regulations governing the design and construction of buildings and other structures.

The Inspection section inspects building during construction for building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical code compliance and responds to complaints concerning alleged building code violations.

The Permit Administration section is responsible for all aspects of the building permit process, including processing and routing of applications and revisions, issuing permits, maintaining applied, issued, expired and canceled permits, and for providing timely reporting of permit information to the public. 

Download the Building Permit Application form (PDF) and visit our Building Permit FAQ page for additional information about the process. 

Construction Hours

Monday through Saturday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Inspections

All inspections are done Monday-Friday - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Call (510) 420-3050 to schedule an inspection 2 to 3 days in advance. Have the following ready when calling for each inspection: address of property, type of inspection needed, permit number, and name plus phone number of a contact person. An adult over the age of 18 must be present for all inspections.