About Building

The City of Piedmont has a new online permitting system called eTRAKiT. You can now apply for and track your building permit application online. Paper and email applications are no longer be accepted.

Building permits Inspections

Customer service

We’re here to help make your project a success. You can call, email, or visit us in person.

Call us

  • (510) 420-3050

Walk-in, no appointment needed

  • Monday to Thursday
  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed from 12 to 1 p.m. for lunch)
  • Closed Fridays

Construction hours

Here’s when you are allowed to perform construction in Piedmont:

  • Monday to Saturday, from 8am to 6pm
  • Sunday from 9am to 6pm

What we do

Plan check

We perform residential and commercial plan checks for:

  • Fire and life-safety
  • Structural
  • Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing
  • Title-24 energy
  • Title-24 disabled access
  • Municipal code and state regulations


We inspect buildings during construction for building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical code compliance.

We also respond to complaints concerning alleged building code violations.

Permit administration

We are 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
  • Providing timely reporting of permit information to the public