Department of Planning & Development
Department of Planning & Development

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What Permits Do I Need? - Because the City of Berkeley is a largely built-out city where what one person does with his/her property can have significant impacts on others, the City regulates most private development and changes in businesses to minimize those impacts and ensure the health, safety and welfare of the community.  The activities that require some permit from the Planning and Development Department include but are not limited to: [more...]

Difference between a Zoning Permit and a Building Permit - [more...]

Overview of Permitting Process - City of Berkeley Permit Service Center (PSC)  [more...]

Permit Service Center FAQ -   [more...]

Guidelines to Ordinances and State Requirements Triggered by Building Permits Based on Type Value of Construction  - Point of Sale [more...]

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