Planning • Building • Transportation

Collage of buildings, trees, and walkways

What's New?

announcement In response to the COVID-19 health crises, Planning Building and Transportation Services will be available, only by phone, email, and online. Except we are still performing inspections.
  • For Building service by email, please send your request to: 
  • For Planning service by email, please send your request to:
  • By phone, please call:
    • 510-747-6800 for building permits or information
    • 510-747-6805 for planning permits or information
  • Inspection procedures are unchanged. Please call the inspection line
    between 7:30 and 8:30 at 510-747-6830
  • If you are ready to submit an application, you may do so, online by clicking on the following link: Submit Application Online
  • If you would like to speak with the Department Director Andrew Thomas, call him at 510-747-6881 or email
announcement Alameda County Enforcement - for complaints and/or compliance violations, please email to:

Permit Center 510-747-6800

Planning Division510-747-6805

Building Division510-747-6800

Code Enforcement510-747-6818

Andrew has worked in Alameda on a variety of development, planning and transportation initiatives since 2002, including plans for Alameda Point, Alameda Landing, and the Northern Waterfront; and expansion of public transportation services funded by new development. Andrew has a master’s in City Planning from UC Berkeley and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.