Administrative Office Hours & Holidays

2021 Reopening hours and protocol
July 7, 2021
Please read before visiting City offices. Some facilities have limited public hours or services.  Appointments are available.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors who enter City buildings are allowed to not wear a face covering, however a condition of entry into a building without a face covering signifies they are self-attesting that they are considered fully vaccinated. Signage will be posted on public entry points in all City buildings to advise visitors of this.
  • Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their final dose of the vaccine (second dose of Pfizer/Moderna or one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine). If you do not meet these requirements, you are NOT considered fully vaccinated (unvaccinated).
  • Face coverings are required in the following settings regardless of vaccination status (fully vaccinated or unvaccinated): 1) Public Transit 2) Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare and other youth settings 3) Healthcare Settings 4) State and local correctional facilities and detention centers 5) Homeless shelters, emergency shelters, and cooling centers

El Cerrito City Hall Hours

10890 San Pablo Avenue

El Cerrito CA 94530
Office and Permit Counter Hours:
Monday - Thursday:  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All other business hours by appointment only

El Cerrito Police Department

10900 San Pablo Ave.

El Cerrito, CA 94530
Administrative Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
None emergency: 510-237-3233
Telephone outside of PD connects to dispatch

El Cerrito Fire Department

10900 San Pablo Ave.

El Cerrito, CA 94530
Administrative Office Hours by appointment only
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Recycling + Environmental Resource Center

7501 Schmidt Lane

El Cerrito CA 94530
Facility & Admin Office Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Closed on Sunday, Monday & major holidays
See drop-off hours.

El Cerrito Community Center Office

(Recreation Department - Office Hours)

7007 Moeser Ln.

El Cerrito, CA 94530
Open Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Other Office Hours by appointment only

El Cerrito Midtown Activity Center

10940 San Pablo Ave

El Cerrito, CA 94530
By appointment only

contact information:

Building Permits: 510-215-4360
Encroachment Permits: 510-215-4382
General Inquiry:
Maintenance/Public Works:   510-215-4360
Building Inspections: 510-215-4360
Request an Inspection at:
Parking Permits:  510-215-4314
Business License:  510-215-4314
Planning /Zoning Permits: 510-215-4330
Code Enforcement/Neighborhood Preservation: 510-215-4363
Rent Registry/Housing: 510-215-4314


Friday, January 1 - New Year’s Day
Monday, January 18- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 15 - Presidents Day
Monday, May 31- Memorial Day
Monday, July 5 - Independence Day Observed
Monday, September 6 - Labor Day
Thursday, November 11 - Veterans Day Observed
Thursday and Friday November 25 & 26 - Thanksgiving
Friday, December 24 - Christmas