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Permits and Plan Review Topic Listing

Building Permit Detailed Checklist - This checklist will assist you in preparing plans for submittal with a building permit application. Alterations, additions, and remodeling projects may not require all drawings and submittals listed. Please discuss the specifics of your project with the Permit Service Center staff before submitting a building permit application. By submitting complete and legible plans that clearly indicate and describe new work and any existing work, you will help the City issue your permit as quickly as possible. [more...]

Construction Forms and Guidelines -   [more...]

Fees - Building permit fees are based on the valuation of your project. The value or valuation used in computing the building permit fee shall be the total value of all construction work for which the permit is issued as well as all finish work, painting, roofing, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, elevators, fire extinguishing systems and any other permanent equipment. [more...]

Permit Service Center Information - Provided here is the location, hours, phone numbers, fax numbers, and mailing address for the Permit Service Center and many other important planning department divisions.  [more...]

Plan Check Requirements and Schedules  - General plan check submittal requirements for the City of Berkeley 's Permit Service Center (PSC) follow; detailed requirements, including information about specific types of projects are linked below.  Plans can be submitted to the PSC, 2120 Milvia Street in Berkeley, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  Please call 510-981-7502 to schedule an appointment to submit your plans.  Plans are NOT accepted by mail.  Plan check fees are based on the valuation of the project and are due upon submittal. [more...]

Work Exempted From Permits - Work Exempted from permits are listed below for the following categories: [more...]

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