Permit Counter

The City of El Cerrito's one-stop permit counter is a convenient place to receive information and apply for a permit or business license.

Building Division - Permits for new and remodeling of buildings or structures

Planning Division - Development application forms and submittal checklists

Business Licenses- Required of all businesses operating within the City limits


  1. City Hall Hours

    Mondays & Wednesdays: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Friday Aug. 4, 18: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Friday Sept. 1, 15, & 29: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Closed  Holidays & Alternate Fridays

    See hours page for details for other Administrative Offices.
    See our directory for staff and city services contact information.