Follow the City of Berkeley's design parameters when planning your construction and development projects.
Berkeley has a number of specific requirements, in addition to State requirements for building and construction. Make sure you understand the local requirements and account for them in your project plans before submitting your permit applications.
Learn about Berkeley-specific amendments to the California Building Code, as well as regulations for certain protected areas, such as hillside fire zones and creek buffer zones. Research Berkeley's green building requirements, including the natural gas prohibition, water-efficient landscaping, solar power systems, and more. Large development projects may have additional requirements, such as providing affordable housing units or public art.