Community Development

Alameda City Hall

2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 190

Alameda, CA 94501 

Main Number (510) 747-6800


About Us

The Community Development Department provides development review, community planning, neighborhood preservation, and economic development services. Customer service for the Community Development Department is provided in the Permit Center. The Permit Center provides all development-related services in one location including building permits, building inspections, zoning clearance for new businesses, plan checking, permit history records, and planning permits.


Our Location

The Community Development Department and Permit Center are located on the first floor of City Hall, at 2263 Santa Clara Avenue,  Room 190, Alameda, CA 94501. 


Permit Center Hours

The Permit Center is open Monday through Thursdays from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Application submittals are accepted until 3:00 p.m. (a half hour before closing). Service between 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. is available by appointment only.


Phone Numbers

  • Building/Permit Technician
    (510) 747-6800
  • Planning/Zoning/Design Review
    (510) 747-6805
  • Building Inspection Appointments
    (510) 747-6830  (7:30-8:30 a.m. ONLY)
  • Code Enforcement
    (510) 747-6818
  • Economic Development Main Line
    (510) 747-6890


Fax Numbers

  • Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement Fax
    (510) 865-4053
  • Economic Development Fax
    (510) 749-5808