New Online Service

Online Building Permits for Reroof & Water-heater Replacement (as of 5/10/2012)

Unincorporated Areas of Alameda County Only

  • Easy online registration;
  • Secured credit card payments;
  • Green - save gas, avoid traffic, save time, and no hassle;
  • Available 24/7/365, any place and any time;
  • For licensed contractors;
  • More permit types will be available later in 2012.

Online Permits

Reviews Plans, Issues Permits, and Performs Inspections

The Building Inspection Division monitors compliance with County building regulations, zoning, and land use ordinances in the unincorporated areas of Alameda County. The Division also ensures private construction complies with the County's Green Building and Construction and Demolition Debris Ordinances.

The Division ensures safe and decent housing by enforcing the County and State housing codes through processing and issuing building permits, investigation of citizens' complaints, and periodic investigations.

This Division issues permits and performs inspections for all construction work done in the unincorporated areas of Alameda County with private funds.


The information and/or any documents that appear on this site may not reflect the most current adopted codes, policies or procedures. Please contact this office for additional information.