Welcome to Planning & Building

Planning & Building staff members are looking forward to reopening City Hall on Monday, July 12, and offering excellent service to the community, both in person and electronically!

Several of the service enhancements that we started during the pandemic will continue as we begin to serve you in person, including:

* Electronic permit submittals and issuance – in addition to submitting applications and plans in person at City Hall, you have the option to file your building permit applications and design review permit applications via email. Current application forms and submittal requirements are available at https://piedmont.ca.gov/government/forms___applications

* Planning applications can be filed via email to ondutyplanner@piedmont.ca.gov. Wireless Communication Facilities permit applications must be filed in person at City Hall.

* Building permit applications can be filed via email to buildingpermits@piedmont.ca.gov.

* Credit card payments with a 2.9% convenience fee – many applicants choose to pay application fees by check, which may be dropped off at City Hall, at the counter or through the mail slot on the front door. Please write the project address on the envelope containing the check. However, applicants also have the option to pay fees with a credit card by contacting Administrative Assistant Mark Enea at menea@piedmont.ca.gov to receive an invoice via email for payment by credit card for application fees. Please make your payment within 24 hours of electronically filing your application.

* Appointments – Piedmonters found virtual meetings to be a convenient way to ask questions of - and meet with - City staff. Applicants and community members can save time and avoid a crowded counter by scheduling an appointment with staff. Appointments have the advantage of connecting you with the subject matter expert for your particular question, certainty of when you will get the information you need, no waiting in lines, and convenience of meeting virtually from anywhere in the world.

Appointments are available from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Email ondutyplanner@piedmont.ca.gov or call (510) 420-3050 to schedule your planning and design review appointment. If you are already working with a specific staff member on a project, you can contact them directly for an appointment.

About Planning

The Planning Division reviews applications and issues permits for design review, conditional uses, accessory dwelling units, short-term rentals, wireless communication facilities and various other land use activities. The Planning Division also develops and implements policy documents related to land use, including the General Plan, the Climate Action Plan, the Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan, the Hazard Mitigation Plan and the solid waste services.

Learn more about Planning Division responsibilities and services

About Building 

The Building Division consists of three primary functions:

  • It regulates the application, processing, issuance and completion of building permits.
  • It assures that construction within the City of Piedmont is in accordance with the current adopted building codes and city ordinances.

  • It coordinates with the Planning Division to assure that specified conditions of approval are implemented.

Learn more about Building Division responsibilities and services


Contact Info

Piedmont Planning & Building Department 120 Vista Avenue Piedmont, CA 94611 Phone: (510) 420-3050 Fax: (510) 658-3167 Planning Email: ondutyplanner@piedmont.ca.gov
Building Email:
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.