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 A shelter-in-place order is in effect for all Alameda County residents. City facilities are closed and non-essential meetings and events are cancelled.  Find more information here.

Building Code Requirements & References:

All of the following codes and ordinances may be viewed at the Community Development Department front desk.

All Codes and regulations may also be purchased at many booksellers and online, including the International Code Council, or Builders Booksource main store at 1817 4th Street, Berkeley or online.


Code Enforcement:

Code Enforcement responds to concerns regarding illegal construction or deterioration of buildings that affect the quality of life of nearby residents.

Following is a listing of the most common violations that can require Code Enforcement by the City.

  • Construction in violation of City noise standards
  • Inspection of potentially unsafe or unhealthy buildings
  • Construction of buildings in violation of building code or zoning standards
  • Illegal outdoor storage
  • Operation of businesses in residential districts

If you notice a violation in your neighborhood, please contact the Community Development Director to report the violation.