Albert Lopez
Planning Director

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Following recommendations from Federal, State and local officials regarding COVID19 (Coronavirus), Planning Department services will be temporarily limited.

For updates regarding the COVID19 situation, please visit the Alameda County Public Health website for more information.

Upcoming Meetings

News Update

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Community Climate Action Plan and Safety Element update

Environmental Justice Element of the General Plan

Senate Bill No. 9

Waste Program Manager Job Announcement

Tobacco Retailer License (TRL) Ordinance

Commercial Cannabis - Medical and Adult Use

Accessory Dwelling Units

Administrative Minor Use Permit Ordinance 2021-56

PAM public access map, unincorporated Alameda County interactive zoning viewer

Main Office

224 West Winton Avenue, Rm. 111
Hayward, CA 94544
Phone 510.670.5400 | Fax 510.785.8793

Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm
Weekends & Holidays Closed

Zoning Desk at the Permit Center

399 Elmhurst Street, Suite 141
Hayward, CA 94544
Phone 510.670.5400

Permit Processing Hours: M/T/Th/Fr 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wed 9:00am - 4:30pm, except 1st & 3rd week of every month 11:00am - 4:30pm

East County Office

Martinelli Center
3585 Greenville Road
Livermore, CA 94550
Phone 925.960.9486

Hours: THU 9:30am - 12pm, 1pm - 3:30pm
Appointments are available - contact the Main Office

Alameda County Permit Portal: Your one-stop-shop for permits. Residential Design Guidelines and Standards
Open for business
Altamont Open space Fund, Link
Administrative Minor Use Permit

Planning Department plans and oversees new development and redevelopment plans; creates policy for land use; and regulates, monitors and enforces County Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision, and other ordinances. The Planning Department performs municipal-type land use regulation functions for unincorporated areas of the county, ensuring compatible land use for the nearly 136,000 citizens within its jurisdiction. The Planning Department protects and enhances the quality of life in our communities by:

  • Creating specific area and general plans with community participation, thus guiding the development and conservation of the county's unincorporated areas.
  • Planning and building existing and new communities utilizing in-house policy, environmental assessment and site design review expertise.
  • Enforcing the General Plan and the zoning ordinance and responding to citizen-initiated concerns about land use.