Welcome to Planning & Building


 What's New?!

Looking to schedule an inspection or view the time-frame of a scheduled inspection? Please visit our NEW BUILDING INSPECTION SCHEDULER to schedule ALL inspections. 

The Piedmont Planning & Building  and Public Works departments will be open for counter service, including unscheduled inquiries via walk-ins, telephone and e-mail during the following hours:
  • Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (including the lunch hour)
  • Friday closed

For more information click here for a message from Planning & Building Director Kevin Jackson

Several of the service enhancements that we started during the pandemic will continue as we begin to serve you in person, including:

* Electronic permit submittals and issuance – in addition to submitting applications and plans in person at City Hall, you have the option to file your building permit applications and design review permit applications via email. Current application forms and submittal requirements are available at https://piedmont.ca.gov/government/forms___applications

* Planning applications can be filed via email to [email protected]. Wireless Communication Facilities permit applications must be filed in person at City Hall.

* Building permit applications can be filed via email to [email protected].

* Credit card payments with a 2.9% convenience fee – many applicants choose to pay application fees by check, which may be dropped off at City Hall, at the counter or through the mail slot on the front door. Please write the project address on the envelope containing the check. However, applicants also have the option to pay fees with a credit card by contacting Administrative Assistant Mark Enea at [email protected] to receive an invoice via email for payment by credit card for application fees. Please make your payment within 24 hours of electronically filing your application.

* Appointments – Piedmonters found virtual meetings to be a convenient way to ask questions of - and meet with - City staff. Applicants and community members can save time and avoid a crowded counter by scheduling an appointment with staff. Appointments have the advantage of connecting you with the subject matter expert for your particular question, certainty of when you will get the information you need, no waiting in lines, and convenience of meeting virtually from anywhere in the world.

Appointments are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday. Email [email protected] or call (510) 420-3050 to schedule your planning and design review appointment. If you are already working with a specific staff member on a project, you can contact them directly for an appointment.

About Planning

The Planning Division reviews applications and issues permits for design review, conditional uses, accessory dwelling units, short-term rentals, wireless communication facilities and various other land use activities. The Planning Division also develops and implements policy documents related to land use, including the General Plan, the Climate Action Plan, the Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan, the Hazard Mitigation Plan and the solid waste services.

Learn more about Planning Division responsibilities and services

About Building 

The Building Division consists of three primary functions:

  • It regulates the application, processing, issuance and completion of building permits.
  • It assures that construction within the City of Piedmont is in accordance with the current adopted building codes and city ordinances.

  • It coordinates with the Planning Division to assure that specified conditions of approval are implemented.

Learn more about Building Division responsibilities and services


Contact Info

Piedmont Planning & Building Department 120 Vista Avenue Piedmont, CA 94611 Phone: (510) 420-3050 Fax: (510) 658-3167 Planning Email: [email protected]
Building Email:
[email protected]
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.