The health and safety of the community is our highest priority. In light of recent events related to coronavirus (COVID-19), the City has declared a State of Emergency. A Shelter In Place order is currently in effect as of March 17, 2020. City Hall, including the Community Development Department and Permit Center, are closed. Non-essential services have been suspended through May 3, 2020, unless otherwise extended.

Please refer to the current Alameda County Shelter in Place Order and FAQs for information regarding limitations on business and construction activities through May 3, 2020.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding the Temporary Closure
of the Community Development Department

Click HERE for the Urgency Ordinance for a Temporary Moratorium on Evictions

Click HERE for the Press Release announcing the Moratorium

For Essential Services, please contact:

Emergency Building Inspections: (510) 577-3416,


For Non-Essential Services, which may be limited or delayed in response via email or phone due to the temporary closure, please contact:

Affordable Housing Services: (510) 577-6004, or (510) 577-6005,

Building Permits: (510) 577-3420, or

Building Inspections (Non-Emergency): (510) 577-3416,

Building Code Enforcement: (510) 577-3344,

Code Enforcement: (510) 577-3363,

 Economic Development: (510) 577-3311,

 Fire: (510) 577-3317,

Planning/Zoning: (510) 577-3325,

The Community Development Department ensures growth is safe and orderly and supports high-quality development that reflects community values and a sustainable vision by providing technical expertise and assistance to make San Leandro a vibrant and livable community.













The department houses the City's Permit Center, where Building and Planning staff are available to answer questions and assist with planning and permit needs. The Permit Center is open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Wednesday from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm, and on Friday by prior appointment onlyThe Community Development Department has multi-lingual staff and translation services available. Para asistencia en Español  510-577-3423/ Chinese 510-577-3479.

San Leandro's Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustments meetings are broadcast live as they happen on local public access television (Comcast channel 15 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99) and via the City’s website through Meeting Central. Meetings are also replayed on television throughout the month. Regular meetings are held in City Hall on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm.



Building & Safety Services - (510) 577-3405 
Building permits, flood zone information and Seismic Retrofit Program and more. 

Economic Development - (510) 577-3311 
Information on business incentive programs, current initiatives, development projects, opportunity sites and more. 

Housing Services - (510) 577-6004 
Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program, Rent Review Program, tenant/landlord issues and other housing needs. 

Planning Services - (510) 577-3325 
Planning, zoning, design review, long range planning and zoning approval for business licenses and home occupation permits.


Thomas Liao Jerome Smith Jr. Katie Bowman

Community Development Director

Building & Safety

Economic Development
(510) 577-6003 (510) 577-3422 (510) 577-3327
 Maryann Sargent  Andrew J. Mogensen, AICP
Housing Planning
(510) 577-6005 (510) 577-3458