Administrative Office Hours & Holidays

2022 Closure and protocol
January 11, 2022
Please read before visiting City offices. Most facilities are closed to the public until January 31, 2022.  Appointments are available. For more information please visit

El Cerrito City Hall Hours

10890 San Pablo Avenue

El Cerrito CA 94530
Office and Permit Counter Hours:
Monday - Thursday:  Closed to the public
by appointment only

El Cerrito Police Department

10900 San Pablo Ave.

El Cerrito, CA 94530
Administrative Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
Closed to the public
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
Admin Office Hours by appointment only
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Closed on Sundays & major holidays

El Cerrito Community Center Office

(Recreation Department - Office Hours)

7007 Moeser Ln.

El Cerrito, CA 94530
Open Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Limited to one customer at a time
Other Office Hours 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


Saturday, January 1 - New Year’s Day
Monday, January 17- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 21 - Presidents Day
Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day
Monday, July 4 - Independence Day
Monday, September 5 - Labor Day
Friday, November 11 - Veterans Day
Thursday and Friday November 24 & 25 - Thanksgiving