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. 


The Permit Service Center is located at 2120 Milvia Street, on the northwest corner of Milvia and Center streets, just north of the Civic Center Building. The downtown location offers easy access to parking and BART. 

Hours Permit Service Center Map

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Permit Service Center:
Monday through Friday: 8:30am-4pm
NOTE: Plans cannot be submitted after 11:30 a.m.
(510) 981-7502

TTD: (510) 981-6903

Fire Prevention Staff:
Monday through Friday: 8:30am-10:30 am
(510) 981-5585

Building and Safety Division:

Building and Safety Over-the-Counter Plan Check hours:
Monday through Friday, 9am - 4pm

Plan Check phone hours:
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
(510) 981-7440

Building Inspector phone hours:  
Mon-Fri: 8am-9am & 4pm-4:30pm
Inspection Appointments (24 hour): (510) 981-7444, or schedule an inspection online at

Land Use

Land Use Planning (ZONING) Counter hours for General Information, Application Submittal and Over-the-Counter Plan Check:
Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4pm,
(510) 981-7410

All financial transactions must be completed by 4:00pm