Building Permits

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, or email:

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.

Please email completed Building Permit Applications to

* Please note that one should make an appointment with the Building Department BEFORE ANY WORK HAS BEGUN to ensure that the project does not require a permit, rather than relying on interpreting the list.


Permit Application

Smoke and CO Certification Form

C&D Waste Management Plan

Solar Permit Submittal Requirements

Expedited Electric Vehicle Charging Station Checklist and Submittal Requirements

Energy Requirements for HVAC

Energy Requirements and Permit Application for Re-Roof

Energy Requirements for Water Heater

Energy Requirements for Pools


Accessory Structure Handout with Examples

Energy Requirements for Windows

Kitchen Remodel Requirements

Residential Addition Handout

Regulations on Lead

Swimming Pool and Spa Handout