Welcome to the City of Alameda Permit Center
The Permit Center is the central location for obtaining Building, Fire, Planning, and Special Events permits. Permit Center staff assists customers through the permitting process from initial questions and pre-application meetings to inspections and final certificate of occupancy. While we are open for in-person service to help answer your questions, the City of Alameda has moved to an all-digital application and plan review platform, and we no longer accept paper plan submittals. We now require permit submittal, review, and receive payments online.
Starting March 4, 2024, the City of Alameda Permit Center will begin migrating functions of the Permit Applications to the Accela Citizen Access Portal in order to phase out the use of the Camino portal. Permit Applications will only be accepted through the Accela Citizen Access Portal. Registered users can apply online for an Express Building Permit which are permits that do not require plan review or construction drawings. If your permit does not qualify for an Express Building Permit then you will be required to file a Building Pre-application to begin the application process for permits that require plan review and construction drawings, as well as Fire Permits, Certificate of Occupancies, and non-residential electric vehicle chargers. Additional information will be posted on the Permit Center website soon.
Attention Applicants: Beginning March 4, 2024, all resubmittals will be submitted through Accela Citizen Access. You will be required to schedule an appointment/call with your Permit Technician to review your resubmittal package for completeness and proper format. Additional information will be posted on the Permit Center website soon.