Alameda County SBDCNewark, CA

Zoning and Building Codes and Ordinances

When starting or expanding a business, it is important to verify that the facilities you use are in compliance with all laws:

  • Contact your city assessor or township clerk to assure compliance with local zoning codes.
  • Contact the local building inspector to assure compliance with regulations affecting construction (e.g., building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing codes, rules on construction, alterations, demolitions, occupancy or use of building).
  • There may also be county zoning requirements. Home-based businesses frequently face special requirements.

Contact your county clerk and city clerk to learn about local Zoning and Building Codes and Ordinances. In Alameda County, you can contact the County Assessor at:

Alameda County Assessor's Office
1221 Oak Street, Room 145
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-272-3787

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