Regular Design Review (DR) is required for the construction of one (1) new primary dwelling unit (i.e., a Single Family House), other than an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). The project must obtain Design Review approval from the Bureau of Planning prior to submitting the required Building Permit application. The Building Permit for a new single-family house includes all related Mechanical, Electrical or Plumbing (MEP) work within the building, and must be obtained before any construction work begins. Separate Mechanical, Electrical or Plumbing (MEP) permits for the project are not required.
Please note that separate permits will also be required from the Oakland Department of Transportation, Oakland Fire Department, and Oakland Public Works depending on the scope of the project.