Masks are required indoors in public places for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, with limited exceptions, starting August 3, 2021, at 12:01 am.
Please call (510) 747-6830 between 7:30 am - 8:30 am Monday through Thursday at least two business days in advance of the desired inspection date. During the summer months, it is advisable to schedule inspections at least 10 days in advance due to the busy construction season.
ePermits allows viewers to look up permit history, permit status, outstanding fees, plan check correction comments, review pending project documents, and inspection results. Permit receipts and reports are also available. Licensed contractors can also obtain simple permits online by first registering for an account via ePermits.
Events play a vital role in building goodwill in our community, and engaging residents in meaningful activities. Depending on the nature of your event, you may need to obtain additional permits or approvals to ensure a well-planned, safe event. The page Special Events Permit outlines the types of special events that require permits. Most special events in Alameda require a $1,500 deposit. Certain permits require insurance and liability coverage naming the City of Alameda as an additional insured. Application packets for each permit type are included in the page.
The Permit Center is the central location for obtaining Building, Fire, Planning, Public Works, and Special Events permits. Permit Center staff assists customers through the permitting process from initial questions and preapplication meetings to inspections and final certificate of occupancy.
Click here for online submission.
We are available at a first come first served basis.
For the Building Division you can sign in here. Sign in time is available from 8:00am to 11:30am for Building Questions Only.
For the Planning Division you can sign in here to schedule an appointment for Planning Questions Only.
All other services continue to be conducted over phone, email, and online. Submissions are online only.
call during 7:30 - 8:30 am
Monday through Thursday
Lookup Building, Planning permit status, permit history or apply for simple permits online.
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Look up Zoning, General Plan, Historic Status, and other property information.
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City Hall Ground Floor
2263 Santa Clara Ave, Room 190
Alameda, CA 94501
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