Alameda at Your Service

Alameda at Your Service is a three-part program that provides expedited plan check and approval process for eligible tenant improvements, renovation/rehabilitation (exterior/interior), and new construction. Projects can move through the process quickly with At Your Service if they enhance the City's economic base by:

  • Generating sales tax revenue
  • Creating jobs
  • Contributing to a vibrant downtown by occupying historic storefronts or revitalizing the City's business parks or other retail centers
  • Locating/expanding a business at Alameda Point

Full Service

Eligible projects include:

  • Complex development projects
  • Opening a business
  • Establishing tenancy in City-owned buildings
  • City-owned marina projects

Applicants receive a full-service liaison to allow projects to move quickly through the approval process. The liaison guides the applicant from the initial contact with the City to building plan check and inspections. The hands-on coordination extends beyond City departments to working with public utilities and other outside agencies to obtain regulatory approvals.


Express Service

Eligible projects include:

  • Retail tenant improvements under 1,500 square feet total
  • Office tenant improvements under 10,000 square feet total
  • Existing restaurant improvements where the dining area is less than 750 square feet and work is in the customer service area only
  • Existing retail use with minor structural calculations up to 10,000 square feet
  • Existing office use with minor structural calculations up to 20,000 square feet, but no hazardous materials
  • Existing restaurant use with no increase in assembly use or added square footage
  • Cell site installation with battery electrolyte less than 50 gallons, exterior battery system, and no hazardous materials
  • Certificate of Occupancy where the occupancy type does not change
  • Rooftop mechanical unit up to a maximum of 2,500 lbs. and no hazardous materials

Staff efficiently reviews projects for final decision in seven days.



Eligible projects include:

  • Business licenses
  • Home occupation permits
  • Sign permits
  • Zoning clearance for new businesses

Applicants who do not need to submit full plans will receive immediate service and a designated staff person can issue an over-the-counter/same day permit.


Learn more in the At Your Service brochure.