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Permit Service Center
2120 Milvia St., Berkeley, CA 94704
TEL: (510) 981-7500, TDD: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-7505
Office Hours: Hours: 8:30am - 4:00pm Appointments: 510-981-7502 , Email:


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Welcome to the Permit Service Center at the City of Berkeley, CA. We are part of the Department of Planning & Development.

The Building and Safety Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Pamela Johnson as the new Permit Center Coordinator. Pam has worked in various roles for the City of Berkeley since 1986, including Permit Specialist, Land Use Planner and Code Enforcement Officer II.The Permit Center can be reached at (510) 981-7500, Ext. 0, if your visit at the Permit Center is not what you expected, please email

Location and Hours - The Permit Service Center (PSC) is located at 2120 Milvia Street at the corner of Milvia and Center Streets.  [more...]

Online Building Permits Guide - The Online Building Permits Guide provides step by step instructions for looking up permits, scheduling inspections, viewing the status of a permit, viewing and adding documents to a permit and more!       [more...]

No More Paper - Effective September 1, 2016, the Permit Service Center will no longer accept paper plan submittals.  Plans and documents should be submitted in electronic format in PDF Format via USB Flash Drive with the maximum attachment size of 100 MB and minimum 300 dpi. [more...]

Electronic Plan Review - The Building and Safety Division accepts electronic submittal of documents in PDF file format for plan review and permitting purposes. Customers should bring construction documents on a USB flash drive to the Permit Service Center at the time of permit application.  [more...]

Appointments - Appointments are strongly encouraged for the following types of building permit application.  [more...]

General Information -   [more...]

Research Permit Records -   [more...]

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Permit Service Center, 2120 Milvia St., Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-7500
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903