Administrative Office Hours & Holidays

As of February 16, 2022, unvaccinated guests must wear a mask when visiting city facilities.  Vaccinated guests are encouraged to wear one as well.  Thank you for your understanding.

El Cerrito City Hall Hours

10890 San Pablo Avenue

El Cerrito CA 94530
Office and Permit Counter Hours:
Monday - Thursday:  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Other office hours by appointment only

El Cerrito Police Department

10900 San Pablo Ave.

El Cerrito, CA 94530
Administrative Office Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 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:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
Maximum of 3 public members inside the lobby at a time
Livescan service by appointment only

Recycling + Environmental Resource Center

7501 Schmidt Lane

El Cerrito CA 94530
Recycling Center and Administrative Office Hours:
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. & 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch


contact information:

Building Permits: 510-215-4360
www.el-cerrito.org/building
Encroachment Permits: 510-215-4382
www.el-cerrito.org/encroachmentpermit
Email: encroachmentpermit@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
Applications: buildingapplications@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
General Inquiry: building@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
Maintenance/Public Works:   510-215-4360
Email: maintenance@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
www.el-cerrito.org/139/maintenance
Building Inspections: 510-215-4360
Request an Inspection at: www.el-cerrito.org/inspectionrequest
Parking Permits:  510-215-4314
www.el-cerrito.org/parkingpermits
Email: parkingpermits@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
Business License:  510-215-4314
www.el-cerrito.org/businesslicenses
Email: businesslicense@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
Planning /Zoning Permits: 510-215-4330
www.el-cerrito.org/planning
Email: planning@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
Code Enforcement/Neighborhood Preservation: 510-215-4363 www.el-cerrito.org/codeenforcement
Email: codeenforcement@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
Rent Registry/Housing: 510-215-4314
www.el-cerrito.org/affordablehousing
Email: housing@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

HOLIDAYS OBSERVED IN 2022:

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, June 20 - Juneteenth Independence Day (observed)
Monday, July 4 - Independence Day
Monday, September 5 - Labor Day
Friday, November 11 - Veterans Day
Thursday and Friday November 24 & 25 - Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 22 to Monday, January 2, 2023 - December Holiday Closure

HOLIDAYS OBSERVED IN 2023:

Monday, January 2 - New Year’s Day (observed)
Monday, January 16- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 20 - Presidents Day
Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day
Monday, June 19 - Juneteenth Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4 - Independence Day
Monday, September 4 - Labor Day
Saturday, November 11 - Veterans Day
Thursday and Friday November 23 & 24 - Thanksgiving
To be determined - December Holiday Closure