Instructions to Apply

You can apply for a zoning clearance and letter of determination without registering, you need to register an account in order to apply for permits through the Online Permit Center.

Please email below required documents to onlinebuildingpermits@oaklandca.gov

You will receive an email from support@accela.com within 1 - 3 business days after finishing the registration and providing all required documents. Staff will activate your account upon determining information provided is complete. Please search your email if you do not see the email.

Contractors

Owner/Builders

Continue with Registration?
Continue with an Existing Account?
Get Zoning Clearance
Get Letter of Determination