For your convenience, you can now easily self-schedule your inspections on our City of Berkeley website by visiting http://www.CityofBerkeley.info/BuildingInspections.
You may also schedule inspections by using our new automated phone system. Contact us by phone at (510) 981-7444. If scheduling via the telephone, please refer to our 24 Hour Inspection Self-Scheduling Handout (pdf) for a list of Inspection Type codes.
Please be prepared to provide the following information:
1. Permit Number
2. Permit Type (What will the Building or Public Works Inspector be inspecting?)
Example: frame or sidewalk
3. Inspection Type
4. Inspection Date
5. A Contact Telephone Number.
To Find out the Estimated Time of a Scheduled Inspection
On the day of the inspection, between 8:00-9:00 AM, please phone and follow the voice prompt:
for Building inspector: (510) 981-7440
for Public Works inspector: (510) 981-7448
Closed for the Holidays
Please note that the City of Berkeley is closed on the following holidays. Staff will not be available to answer questions and inspections will not be done on these days.
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Malcolm X Day
July 4th Holiday
Indigenous People's Day
Thanksgiving Day & Day After
Map of Building Inspector Areas