The Building Division ensures the health and safety of the community through responsible administration of the Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes, laws and ordinances.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to get a building permit in Oakley?

To obtain a Building Permit in the City of Oakley you will need to complete a Building Permit Application. Depending on the complexity of the project; building plans may be required. To determine if your project requires plans please contact the Building Division at (925) 625-7005. Permits that do not require plans can be obtained the same day by completing a permit application; typically projects like re-roofs, water heaters and electrical service upgrades do not require plans and are considered to be “over the counter permits.”

Permits can only be issued to either the owner of the property or to a licensed contractor licensed by the California State License Board.

Inspections can be requested by calling the Building Division. The Building Division performs Inspections Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m closed the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. Inspection requests are required to be made by 4:00 p.m. the day prior to the desired Inspection.

The City of Oakley Building Division exists to help homeowners, business owners, developers and contractors to complete their projects in the safest and most time and cost efficient way so please do not hesitate to call on us to help you in the preparation of your project –we are here to help.

How do I schedule an inspection?

To schedule or cancel an inspection please call 925-625-7005.

  • Permit Technician

  • 925-625-7005