Building and Safety
Building and Safety

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 spToolkitecifics 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...]

Electronic Plan Review - The Building and Safety Division is now accepting electronic submittal of documents in PDF file format for plan review and permitting purposes. Customers may bring construction documents on a USB flash drive to the Permit Service Center at the time of permit application.  [more...]

Plan Check Requirements and Schedules - General plan check submittal requirements for the City of Berkeley follow: detailed requirements, including information about specific types of projects are linked below. Plans can be submitted to the Permit Service Center, 2120 Milvia Street in Berkeley between the hours of 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Starting December 14th, plans may be submitted electronically. Plans are not accepted by mail. Plan check fees are based on the valuation of the project and are due upon submittal. [more...]

Zoning by Address and Building Permit History -   [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...]

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Permitting and Submittal Requirements  - Submittal Requirements: The Solar PV System Submittal Requirements provides a complete description of the plans needed to obtain permit(s) for solar PV systems. For general solar information and resources, see Solar Information    [more...]

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

Permit Requirements and Exemptions - Permits Required [more...]

Work Triggered by Building Permits - Carbon Monoxide Detectors    [more...]

Construction Forms and Guidelines -   [more...]

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