Location and Hours

The Permit Service Center (PSC) is located at 2120 Milvia Street (at the corner of Milvia and Center Streets), and provides direct customer service to those seeking building permits and zoning information.  Applications for building and zoning permits are accepted at the PSC and building permits are issued here. The Permit Specialists at the PSC coordinate review of building permit applications with other city agencies as needed.

Permit Service Center Hours of Operation are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All financial transactions must be concluded by 4:00 p.m. Acceptable Methods of Payment are Visa, MasterCard, Checks and Cash.

COUNTER HOURS for agencies working at the Permit Service Center:

Land Use Counter: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on Fridays except by appointment. Planners will not be available Tuesdays after 2:30 p.m.
Building & Safety Counter: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. 
Public Works Engineering Counter: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Fire Plan Check Counter: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Environmental Health: 2180 Milvia St., 2nd Floor - 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Traffic Engineering: 1947 Center St., 3rd Floor - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or by appointment

 Holidays and Closures

Appointments - Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to submit permit applications with plans (new, re-submittals and revisions). Appointments can be made for all services provided by the PSC at (510) 981-7500. 

Over the counter and walk-in applications may be submitted as staff is available.  All other PSC counter applications may be submitted from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with the understanding that appointments come first.

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