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HomeConstruct5The Union City Building Division is conveniently located on the main floor of City Hall along with the Planning Division, Environmental Programs Division, and the Alameda County Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Department. The Union City Building Division prides itself in providing fast and convenient development related services including plan checking, issuing permits, inspections, obtaining information on properties, and neighborhood preservation services.

Staff Contact Information for the Building Division

Kevin Reese

Chief Building Official

(510) 675-5314

Brittany Davis

Permit Technician

(510) 675-5313

   

OTHER IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS:

  • Building and Residential Fire Sprinkler Inspection Hotline: (510) 487-0711
  • Commercial Fire Alarm, Ansul System, and Commercial Fire Sprinkler Inspections: (510) 675-5470
  • Building Division Fax Number: (510) 475-7318
  • Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling Requirements (510) 675-5466
  • For general questions or checking the status of plan reviews: (510) 675-5313

GENERAL INFORMATION:

ADOPTED CODES AND GENERAL DESIGN INFORMATION:

  • 2016 California Building (Volumes 1 & 2), Residential, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing,Energy, Fire, and Green Building Standards Codes.
  • 1997 California Codes - Administrative, Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, Uniform Housing, and Uniform Security Codes.
  • Basic Wind Speed

85 mph

  • Building Exposure

B

  • Climate Zone

3

  • Rainfall

1.5 inch/hour

  • Seismic Site Class

D

  • Soil Bearing Value:

1500 (presumptive)

  • Soils Hazard Zones:

East of Mission Blvd and West of Union City Blvd

  • Wildland Urban Interface Zone

East of Mission Blvd.


REQUEST A SERVICE FROM THE BUILDING DIVISION:

All Union City Building Division Request shall be made in person at City Hall, at the Building Division Counter. Requests generally take between 2-3 weeks to process. For further information, call the Building Division at (510) 675-5313.

Request Forms:

SPECIAL INSPECTION FORMS:

UNION CITY MUNICIPAL CODE:

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