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Berkeley is a city with a small population and a big reputation. In California alone, there are more than 30 cities bigger than Berkeley. In Alameda County, Berkeley is ranked fourth in population behind Oakland, Fremont, and Hayward. And yet, we are famous around the globe as a center for academic achievement, scientific exploration, free speech and the arts.

Berkeley is a constantly changing mix of long-time residents and new neighbors, and whether you just arrived from Albany or Azerbaijan, you are welcome here.

Please visit About Berkeley to learn more about the City.

Get Extra Bags for Garbage, Green Waste - If you occasionally have extra garbage or plant debris, you can buy special bags from the City that will get collected on your regular garbage days. [more...]

New Online Bicycle Parking Map - Use the City of Berkeley’s new online bicycle parking map to find lockers, racks, corrals or Bike Stations to park your bicycle. Use it also to suggest places where the City can place more racks!  [more...]

Measles Case in Berkeley - Test results Monday confirmed that a UC Berkeley student has been diagnosed with measles, a highly infectious disease that is highly preventable for those who get vaccinated. [more...]

School is Back: Drive Safely Around Schools - With thousands of children returning to school, drivers should slow down, park safely and take extra care around the dozens of schools in Berkeley. [more...]

Job and Educational Fair - The Heart 2 Heart Program and the City of Berkeley Youth Commission will offer youth and adults an opportunity to find jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities with more than 30 area employers at a job fair. [more...]

Drought-Themed Performance Friday Night - Come early for Friday's summer movie in a park and see a performance that uses comedy, juggling and music to inspire families to conserve water during the drought. [more...]

Summer Movie in Live Oak Park: Big Hero 6 - The film Big Hero 6 will be shown this Friday evening at Live Oak Park as the last film in the City's series of summer movies in the parks. Bring kids, friends and neighbors! [more...]

Berkeley Police Encourage Responsible and Safe Celebrations - In an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related calls for service as the school year begins, the Berkeley Police Department is advocating responsible and safe celebrations while stepping up enforcement of alcohol-related crimes. [more...]

Get Trained to Teach About the Bay - Get trained on the ecology of the Bay so that you can share that knowledge with children and adults. [more...]

City Practicing Wildland Fire Suppression This Week - The Berkeley Fire and Police departments this week are practicing how to respond to wildfires, a threat for which residents living near the City's eastern edge should also prepare. [more...]

Financing for Seismic Safety and Energy Efficiency Improvements - Berkeley property owners can finance seismic improvements as well as renewable energy systems and energy and water conservation measures under an innovative and recently expanded program. [more...]

Open Data Portal Launched - The City of Berkeley has launched an Open Data portal for the public to download, examine and create new uses for public data.  [more...]

Information Abounds in the Clerk's Public Room - Use the City Clerk Department's Public Room to research all types of information related to the business of the City. [more...]

Job Openings at the City of Berkeley - Come work for the City of Berkeley to be part of a committed team and to serve an engaging community!  [more...]

Bulky Waste Pickup - The City of Berkeley offers those living in single family homes and others the chance to have curbside collection of bulky waste - the couches, furniture or other objects that don't fit in a garbage can. [more...]

Berkeley Elections Archive is Online - Community members can use Records Online, the City of Berkeley's online records portal, to research Berkeley's election history as far back as 1917. [more...]

Free Solar Planning - For those interested in running their home or business using sunshine, Berkeley provides free advice on solar energy options, project planning, bid comparison, permitting and financing. [more...]

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Office Closure

City of Berkeley offices will be closed on Monday, September 07, 2015 for Labor Day. Please visit the Holiday and Reduced Service Day Schedule for more information. Additional days of office closure:

Sep 11(*) Reduced Service Day

(*) Some City services may be available on this day. Please visit the Holiday and Reduced Service Day Schedule for more information.