Permits by Fax
The City of Berkeley accepts and issues permits for minor work via the Fax machine, with payment by MasterCard or Visa credit card. Work for which a permit will be processed are limited to the following:
To use this service for construction permits, please fill out the Fax Permit Application form along with the correction permit application. Your contractor will need to have a current City of Berkeley business license and workers' compensation information.
Once the permit has been issued, you will need to call the Building & Safety Division to schedule an inspection. Please call the inspection scheduling line at (510) 981-7444 at least 24-hours in advance of the desired inspection, or schedule an inspection online at http://www.CityofBerkeley.info/BuildingInspections.