Planning & Building
The Department of Planning and Building is in charge of the City's growth and development. We make sure all City projects support the health and welfare of all Oaklanders.
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Director Gilchrist has 35 years of experience as a planer and designer. He was director of place-based planning in New Orleans where he focused on the city's design and development strategy. He was previously a senior associate at AECOM in Atlanta and planning director in Birmingham, Alabama.
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 2114
Oakland, CA 94612
Zoning: (510) 238-3941
Permits: (510) 238-3891; (510) 238-3443
Inspections: (510) 238-3444
Main Office Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Permit Counter Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.