Scheduling Inspections

PLEASE NOTE: New Building Inspector Hours effective Monday, March 2, 2015.  7:30 - 8:30 A.M. Monday - Friday.

 For your convenience, you can now easily self-schedule your inspections on our City of Berkeley website by visiting

You may also schedule inspections by using our new automated phone system.  Contact us by phone at (510) 981-7444.  If scheduling via the telephone, please refer to our 24 Hour Inspection Self-Scheduling Handout (pdf) for a list of Inspection Type codes. Inspector3

Please be prepared to provide the following information:   

1. Permit Number
Example: 99-0012   

2. Permit Type (What will the Building or Public Works Inspector be inspecting?)
Example: frame or sidewalk 

3. Inspection Type  Inspector2

4. Inspection Date 

5. A Contact Telephone Number.

To Find out the Estimated Time of a Scheduled Inspection

On the day of the inspection, between 7:30 - 8:30 AM, please phone and follow the voice prompt:Inspector1

For Building Inspector: (510) 981-7440
For Public Works Inspector: (510) 981-7448  

Closed for the Holidays  

Please note that the City of Berkeley is closed on the following holidays. Staff will not be available to answer questions and inspections will not be done on these days.  

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Lincoln's Birthday
President's Day
Malcolm X Day
Memorial Day
July 4th Holiday
Labor Day
Indigenous People's Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day & Day After 
Christmas Holiday 

Map of Building Inspector Areas

Evening Inspections