Virtual Permit Center

Prior to applying for permits view the submittal requirements. Below are step-by-step instructions for the online permit application processes.


You must apply separately to the Fire District, County Health, and Contra Costa County Sewer District for project scopes that trigger their review (typically commercial and new residential projects). The City does not route Building Permit applications to these outside agencies. 

You must apply for separate grading and encroachment permits with the City's Engineering Division when your project includes moving soil or work in the public right-of-way.

Apply for a Permit

If you have any questions permit staff can be reached at or 925-671-3107. We will do our best to respond to inquiries within 24 hours