Oakland Links

Helpful Information, from Oaklanders Assistance


INFORMATION AND REFERRAL

  •  Oaklanders Assistance Center.......................................................444-CITY (444-2489)
  •  Recorded Information on City Services (Cityline).............................................238-2222

ANIMALS                   

  • Dead/Stray/Vicious/Nuisance Animals (Animal Services-Police)..................777-3333
  •  Adoption/Licenses/Redemption (Oakland Animal Services).........................535-5602
  •  Rats/Pest/Wildlife Control (Vector Control-County).........................................567-6800

AUTOMOBILES/VEHICLES      

  •  Abandoned Vehicles- on the Street.....................................................................238-6030
  •  Abandoned Vehicles- on Private Property...................................238-3381 or 238-6040
  •  Illegal/Nuisance Auto Repair (Code Enforcement)..........................................238-3381
  •  Parking Enforcement.............................................................................................238-3099
  •  Towed Vehicle Info (Records-Police)..................................................................238-3021
  •  Traffic Operations Section (Police)......................................................................238-3155
  •  Truck/Commercial Vehicle Complaints (Police)..............................................238-6033

BUILDING & DEVELOPMENT                   

  •  Code Enforcement (Building Services-CEDA)..................................................238-3381
  •  Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)..............................................238-3716
  •  Contractor Complaints (State License Board)..........................................800-321-2752
  •  Engineering Services(Civil Engineering-CEDA)..............................................238-4777
  •  Illegal Construction (Code Enforcement)...........................................................238-3381
  •  Permit Center (Building Services-CEDA)...........................................................238-3443
  •  Permit Information (Building Services-CEDA)...................................................238-3891
  •  Permit Inspection Scheduling (Building Services-CEDA)..............................238-3444
  •  Planning Division (CEDA).....................................................................................238-3941
  •  Property Improvement Assistance (County)......................................................670-5398
  •  Property Improvement Assistance (Residential Lending)..............................238-3909
  •  Redevelopment Projects (CEDA)........................................................................238-3015
  •  Zoning Information (Zoning Division-CEDA).....................................................238-3781
  •  Zoning Violations (Code Enforcement)...............................................................238-3381

BUSINESS

  • Business Development (CEDA)...........................................................................238-3627
  • Business License/Tax Section (Revenue Division).........................................238-3704
  • Consumer Complaints (Department of Consumer Affairs)....................800-952-5210
  • Chamber of Commerce (Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce)...................874-4800
  • Economic Development (CEDA)..........................................................................238-3344
  • Small Business Assistance (Entrepreneur Center)........................................ 238-3703

CITY OFFICIALS

  •  Mayor Jean Quan....................................................................................................238-3141
  •  Acting City Administrator Lamont Ewell .............................................................238-3301
  •  City Auditor Courtney Ruby....................................................................................238-3378
  •  City Clerk LaTonda Simmons...............................................................................238-3611
  •  Acting City Attorney Barbara Walker....................................................................238-3601
  •  City Council..............................................................................................................238-3266
  •  Council District 1 Jane Brunner............................................................................238-7001
  •  Council District 2 Patricia Kernighan..................................................................238-7002
  •  Council District 3 Nancy J Nadel.........................................................................238-7003
  •  Council District 4 Libby Schaaf...........................................................................238-7004
  •  Council District 5 Ignacio De La Fuente.............................................................238-7005
  •  Council District 6 Desley Brooks.........................................................................238-7006
  •  Council District 7 Larry E. Reid.............................................................................238-7007
  •  Council At Large Rebecca Dawn Kaplan...........................................................238-7008

FIRE & EMERGENCY 

  •  Emergency (Police)...........................................................................................................911
  •  Emergency for Cell Phone.....................................................................................777-3211
  •  Disaster and Emergency Coordination (Emergency Services)....................238-3938
  •  Fire Department Administration (Fire Services Agency).................................238-3856
  •  Fire Dispatch- Emergency........................................................................911 or 444-3322
  •  Fire Prevention Bureau..........................................................................................238-6739
  •  Vegetation Fire Hazards (Vegetation Management-Fire Services)...............238-7388

HEALTH & SAFETY 

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  •  Hazardous Waste Illegal Dumping..............................................434 5101 or 444-3322 
  •  Health Care and Health Services (Public Health Dept.-County)...................267-8000 
  •  Health Hazards- Private Property (Code Enforcement)....................................238-3381
  •  Household Hazardous Waste Disposal.............................670-6460 or 800-606-6606
  •  Illegal Disposal in Storm Drain (Public Works)................................................238-6544  
  •  Rats/Pest Control (Vector Control-County).......................................................567-6800
  •  Restaurant/Food- Health Complaints (County)................................................567-6700
  •  Sanitation Complaints- Public Property (Public Works)..................................434-5101
  •  West Nile Hotline............................................................................................877-968-2473 

HOUSING 

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  •  Home Buyer Assistance....................................................................................... 238-6201
  •  Homeless Shelter Hotline (Eden CHAIN Line)........................................800-774-3583
  •  Home Repair Assistance (County)......................................................................670-5398
  •  Home Repair Assistance (Residential Lending)..............................................238-3909
  •  Housing Condition Complaints (Code Enforcement)......................................238-3381
  •  Housing Department (Housing & Community Development).......................238-3015
  •  Housing Rights (Sentinel Fair Housing)............................................................836-2687
  •  Illegal Housing (Code Enforcement)..................................................................238-3381
  •  Public Housing Maintenance (Oakland Housing Authority)...........................874-1500
  •  Rent Control (Rent Adjustment Program)..........................................................238-3721
  •  Subsidized Housing (Section 8-Oakland Housing Authority).........................874-1500

NOISE COMPLAINTS

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  •  Noise Complaints- Temporary Problems (Police)..........................................777-3333
  •  Noise Complaints- Permanent Problems (Code Enforcement)...................238-6777

PARKING 

  •  Abandoned Vehicles- on the Street.....................................................................238-6030
  •  Abandoned Vehicles- on Private Property...................................238-3381 or 238-6040
  •  Parking Citation Assistance.........................................................................800-500-6484
  •  Parking Design- Review & Changes (Transportation Services)....................238-3466
  •  Parking Enforcement..............................................................................................238-3099
  •  Parking Meter Repair..............................................................................................238-3654
  •  Residential Parking Permits........................................................................800-500-6484

PARKS AND TREES

  •  Parks and Recreation General Assistance................................238-7275 or 238-3092
  •  Park Grounds Maintenance..................................................................................615-5566
  •  Park Grounds Maintenance (East Bay Regional Parks)..800-327-2757 or 635-0135
  •  Park Security (Ranger Section-Police)................................................................482-7888
  •  Park Security (East Bay Regional Parks)...........................................................881-1833
  •  Tree Problems (Tree Services)............................................................................615-5850

POLICE & CRIME 

  •  Emergency (Police)..........................................................................................................911
  •  Non–Emergency (Police)......................................................................................777-3333
  •  Airport Police............................................................................................................563-2901
  •  Chief of Police..........................................................................................................238-3365
  •  Police Lieutenant Area 1- West Oakland/Metro.................................................238-7149
  •  Police Lieutenant Area 2- North Oakland & North Hills...................................777-8522
  •  Police Lieutenant Area 3- East Lake & North Lake...........................................777-8625
  •  Police Lieutenant Area 4- Central Oakland & Central Hills..............................777-8521
  •  Police Lieutenant Area 5- Central East Oakland..............................................777-8543
  •  Police Lieutenant Area 6- East Oakland............................................................777-8524
  •  Alcohol Outlet- Illegal/Nuisance Activity (ABAT-Police)....................................777-8680
  •  Animal Control (Animal Services-Police)...........................................................535-5602
  •  Chronic Nuisance Properties (City Administrator Nuisance Abatement) ...238-7542
  •  Crime/Illegal Dumping Anonymous Tip Hotline (Crimestoppers).................238-6946
  •  Criminal Investigation (Police).............................................................................238-3744
  •  Domestic Violence Help (A Safe Place).......................................536-SAFE (536-7233)
  •  Drug Activity Reporting Voicemail (Police).................................238-DRUG (238-3784)
  •  Drug House Abatement (Beat Health-Police)....................................................777-8630
  •  Gang Unit (Police)...................................................................................................238-6409
  •  Graffiti Removal Hotline (Public Works).............................................................615-5566
  •  Litter Enforcement (Public Works).......................................................................615-5566
  •  Neighborhood Crime Prevention Coordinators (NSC)....................................238-2096
  •  Neighborhood Watch (Home Alert).....................................................................238-3091
  •  Park Security (Ranger Section-Police)................................................................482-7888
  •  Police Misconduct (Citizen's Police Review Board-CPRB).............................238-3159
  •  Police Misconduct (Internal Affairs-Police).........................................................238-3161
  •  Police Reports (Records-Police)..........................................................................238-3021
  •  Public Housing Police (Oakland Housing Authority Police)...........................535-3100
  •  Traffic Operations Section (Police)......................................................................238-3155

SENIOR, DISABLED, & YOUTH SERVICES

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  •  Child Abuse (Child Protective Services).............................................................259-1800
  •  Disabled Access Complaints (ADA Compliance Unit)...................................238-4754
  •  Disabled Services (Center for Independent Living).........................................763-9999
  •  Information & Referral- Seniors & Disabled (Dept. on Aging)........................238-3931
  •  Senior Abuse (Adult Protective Services)...........................................................567-6894
  •  Senior Center Complaints....................................................................................238-3434
  •  Suicide Prevention (Crisis Hotline)..............................................................800-309-2131
  •  Transportation for the Disabled (Oakland Paratransit)...................................238-3036
  •  Youth Services Referral (YouthLink)...........................877-YOUTH-41 (877-968-8441)

STREETS, SEWERS, & PUBLIC WORKS

  •  Community Clean-Up Volunteering (Keep Oakland Beautiful).....................434-5113
  •  Creek Program (Public Works)............................................................................238-6600
  •  Curb and Street Repainting (Public Works).......................................................615-5566
  •  Litter Enforcement (Public Works).......................................................................615-5566
  •  Median Strip Maintenance (Public works) .........................................................615-5566
  •  Pothole Repair (Public Works).............................................................................615-5566
  •  Sewer Maintenance (Public Works)....................................................................615-5566
  •  Sidewalk Repair (Public Works)..........................................................................615-5566
  •  Speed Bump Request (Transportation Services-Public Works)...................238-3466
  •  Storm Drain Maintenance (Public Works)..........................................................615-5566
  •  Storm Drain/Creek Pollution (Illicit Discharge Inspector)................................615-5566
  •  Street Cleaning (Illegal Dumping Hotline).........................................................615-5566
  •  Street Maintenance & Repair (Public Works)....................................................615-5566
  •  Street Resurfacing (Public Works)......................................................................615-5566
  •  Street Sign or Light Repair (Public Works)........................................................615-5566
  •  Street Sweeping (Sanitation-Public Works).......................................................615-5566
  •  Traffic Signal Repair (Public Works)...................................................................615-5566

TRASH & BLIGHT

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  •  Abandoned Vehicles- on the Street.....................................................................238-6030
  •  Abandoned Vehicles- on Private Property..........................................................238-6040
  •  Blight on Private Property (Code Enforcement)................................................238-3381
  •  Bulky Waste Pick-Up Scheduling (Waste Management).................................613-8710
  •  Code Enforcement (Building Services-CEDA)..................................................238-3381
  •  Creeks/Clean Water Hotline (Public Works).....................................................238-6600
  •  Freeway and Underpass Maintenance (Caltrans)............................................614-5942
  •  Garbage Collection Service (Waste Management)..........................................613-8710
  •  Graffiti/Poster Removal Hotline (Public Works)................................................615-5566
  •  Household Hazardous Waste Disposal....................................................800-606-6606
  •  Illegal Dumping- on Public Property (Public Works)........................................615-5566
  •  Litter Container Complaints & Requests (Public Works)...............................615-5566
  •  Litter Enforcement (Public Works).......................................................................615-5566
  •  Public Housing Maintenance (Oakland Housing Authority)...........................874-1500
  •  Railroad Property Maintenance (Union Pacific)........................................916-789-6355
  •  Recycling & Garbage Collection Complaints (Public Works)...........238-SAVE (7283)
  •  School Property Maintenance (Oakland Unified School District)...................879-8582
  •  Shoes on Utility Lines- Removal (Public Works)..............................................238-3651
  •  Street Cleaning/Sweeping (Public Works).........................................................615-5566
  •  Trash- on Private Property (Code Enforcement)................................................238-3381
  •  Trash- on Public Property (Illegal Dumping Hotline)........................................434-5101
  •  Vacant Lot- Nuisance/Blight (Code Enforcement)............................................238-3381

 

VARIOUS AGENCIES & SERVICES                      

  •  AC Transit.................................................................................................................891-4700
  •  Air Pollution (Bay Area Air Quality Management)......................................800-334-6367
  •  Airport and Waterfront (Port of Oakland)............................................................627-1100
  •  BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)............................................................................464-6000
  •  Birth /Death/Marriage Certificates (County Recorder).....................................272-6363
  •  Consumer Complaints (Department of Consumer Affairs)...................800-952-5210
  •  EBMUD- Water Service (East Bay Municipal Utilities District)...............866-403-2683
  •  Events & Tourist Info (Oakland Convention and Visitors Bureau).................839-9000
  •  Legal/Civil Matters (Superior Court of Alameda County).................................272-6070
  •  Library Information (Oakland Public Library)....................................................238-3134
  •  Liens- Information and Payment (Central Collections)....................................238-3287
  •  Mediation/Conflict Resolution (East Bay Community Mediation)...................548-2377
  •  Property Records (County Assessor)...................................................................272-3787
  •  Schools- Oakland Public (Oakland Unified School District)...........................879-8582
  •  Special Activity Permits (City Administrator).......................................................238-6914

 

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