A Comprehensive List of Links & Resources on COVID-19

During these uncertain times, please be vigilant that the information you receive about COVID-19 is accurate and well-sourced. The City of Oakley has collected the following comprehensive list of information and resources that are currently available to the public.




  • For food and nutrition resources, visit the Food bank of Contra Costa & Solano at     The county food bank also has special programs for children and seniors. They are also accepting donations, with more information available on their website.      
  • For more information and updates about Oakley schools, including free food resources for students, visit


  • The income tax deadline has been extended from April 15th         to July 15th, for more information, visit
  • The California Department of Motor Vehicles has announced a 60-day grace period for transactions that have a deadline of March 16th            or later and require an office visit including renewal of license           for drivers 70 and older and renewal of a registration expired for more than 90 days. Visit for more information.


Finally, a lot of us want to reach out and help during this trying time and that’s a wonderful instinct. Visit to search for volunteer opportunities in the area.

Community Development Closed to Public

Due to the update Order by the County Health Officer on March 31, 2020 (2020-0331-Health-Officer-Order-COVID19), the Community Development Department is closed to the public until further notice.

We continue to process certain applications and permits and allow construction consistent with the direction provided in the County’s Health Officer’s Order.  However, the new restrictions in the Order do not allow most residential or commercial constructions to continue during this extended Shelter-in-Place.  We are actively trying to continue to operate our other services to the extent possible by working remotely, but please be patient with us given the extreme limitations this presents.

For the Building Division, please e-mail with questions about active building permits, or to discuss procedures for submitting new applications.

For the Planning Division, please e-mail with questions or to discuss procedures for submitting new applications.

For the Code Enforcement Division, please e-mail with questions or to report a violation.  Please note that due to the County’s order, Code Enforcement is only responding to life, health and safety issues.  

For updated information about COVID-19, please visit

Recreation Center Closure Ideas

The City of Oakley wants to help you connect with fun, educational, and interesting ways that you can stay active, and engaged. We will continue to update this page and post more ideas to our Instagram page. If you have a great idea you would like to share tag us on Instagram @oakleyrecreation.

Emergency Declaration

Please be advised all City facilities, including City Hall, the Recreation Center, parks, playgrounds and associated facilities will be CLOSED to the public effective 6:00 pm tonight, March 16, 2020 until April 8, 2020.

Essential services, such as Police services, will remain functioning.

The closure is a precaution to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 and consistent with the “shelter in place” order issued by the Contra Costa Health Services earlier this afternoon. To see the order click here.

All City of Oakley meetings (including the March 24th City Council meeting), events, rentals, classes and programs are cancelled through the morning of April 8, 2020. With full operations re-commencing on that day.

The City Seeks Input via Resident Survey

The City Council and staff of the City of Oakley invite residents to chime in regarding various aspects of City operations. The deadline to participate is Friday, February 7, 2020.

Every two years, the City of Oakley conducts a Resident Satisfaction survey to measure residents’ satisfaction with the overall performance and satisfaction with specific services, as well as the quality of life. The survey is mailed out to a software-selected, random sample of 500 residents subscribed to garbage service.

The same survey is also available online (link below) for all residents to offer feedback. Thus, not excluding anyone that may not have been selected to receive the hard-copy to survey.

Answers are confidential. We encourage participation as the results of the survey are shared with the City Council and City departments for the purpose of making improvements. The results also help inform the priorities for the upcoming 2020- 2022 Strategic Plan.

The survey questions have remained unchanged over the years for benchmarking and comparison purposes; however, a few questions regarding the perception of immigrants were added as a grant requirement of the private foundations financially supporting the You, Me, We Oakley! (YMWO) initiative. YMWO is a cross-sector collaborative between the City and Police Department, local congregations, schools, non-profits. The program aims to build “community” and an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation between people regardless of race, religion, nationality, language, gender, age etc.

To participate in the survey click here.

2019 Oakley City Hall Holiday Closure

City Hall will be closed, except for the Police Department from 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 19th until 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 6th. Limited inspections will be provided.

Building inspections will be available on Thursday, December 26th, Friday, December 27th, Thursday, January 2nd and Friday, January 3rd.  You can call in your building inspection requests to 925-625-7005, or email requests to: , and

Work will not be allowed on Tuesday, December 24th, Wednesday, December 25th, Tuesday, December 31st and Wednesday, January 1st, 2020.   

The Code Enforcement Division will be providing service calls concerning public health and safety issues on an as-needed basis.

The Public Works Department will also be providing capital project inspections on an as-needed basis. Please email all inspection requests to:

Have a Happy Holiday Season and thank you!

Small Business Saturday

Oakley’s Economic Development department is supporting local small businesses through Small Business Saturday.  Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on Saturday, November 30th.

Small Business Saturday was first observed in 2010, as a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.  “With such a large percentage of our businesses in the small business category, we’re always looking for ways to promote them to the community”, said Dwayne Dalman, Oakley’s Economic Development Manager.

Make sure and support the following Oakley businesses that are participating in the event:

  • Black Bear Diner
  • Buon Appetito Restaurant
  • Mr. Pickles Sandwich Shop
  • La Costa
  • Grocery Outlet
  • Ace Hardware
  • Hook, Line & Sinker
  • Guanatos Ice Cream
  • Vida Nail Spa
  • Taquiza Limon
  • Great Clips
  • Sabrina’s Pizzeria
  • Polar Bear Rolled Ice Cream
  • Los Charros
  • Savor House
  • Giant Donuts
  • Designer Cuts
  • Oakley Super Beauty Store
  • Providence Bar & Eatery
  • Muddy Paws Grooming
  • Les Schwab Tire Center
  • Lone Tree Carpets
  • Mabuhay Asian Store
  • House of Beauty
  • Tu Jalisco Mexican Restaurant
  • Two Amigos Western Work Wear
  • Guepardo Industrial Safety Footwear
  • True Edge Barber Shop
  • Oakley Bistro
  • Tortas Ahogadas

Free Wood Chips

Oakley Residents Offered Free Wood Chips

Need some wood chips/mulch for your landscaping? The City of Oakley and Diablo Water District have teamed with West Coast Arborists, Inc. (WCA) to offer free wood chips to spread as mulch around trees and shrubs.

The wood chips are from trees pruned and/or removed from the Oakley/Brentwood area. The chips are organic and coarse, and mixed with leaves and twigs, and the quality varies. It is not like the commercial bark products you purchase from a landscape store, but provides the same benefits ‐ retains moisture in the soil (minimizes evaporation), discourages grass and weeds from growing, protects roots from extreme cold or heat, reduces soil compactions, and slowly decomposes and releases nutrients into the soil.

Wood chips are available for pick‐up Saturday, March 7, April 11 and April 25, 2020 ‐ 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., at the City Yard at the corner of Neroly Road and Main Street (entrance on Neroly). Depending on the response, more dates may be established. Residents need to bring their own tools/shovels and bags/containers to load and carry the mulch, and a tarp to cover if necessary. Initially we’re asking the public to not take more than 5 yards at a time. Supplies are limited.

Kelley Gilleran, Certified Arborist, WCA, said, “It’s best to apply a 4’ foot circle of chips around your tree and/or shrubs, at least 3” inches deep, and keeping it a few inches from the trunk.”

Free Wood Chips!

Wood chips are available for pick-up Saturday, March 7, April 11 and April 25, 2020 – 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the City Yard at the corner of Neroly Road and Main Street (entrance on Neroly). Oakley residents need to bring their own tools/shovels and bags/containers to load and carry the mulch, and a tarp to cover if necessary. Residents are asked to not take more than 5 yards at a time, as supplied are limited.