Any recent Oakland building permit experience?
I have a small interior remodeling project in Oakland with plumbing and very minor electrical. If you have recently dealt with the City of Oakland for building permits, could you please provide advice: would you pull permits next time? How much time did it add to the schedule? Were the inspectors reasonable? Did they look at other unpermitted parts of your house and require a permit? There is a lot of construction in the neighborhood at 51st and Broadway, does that mean inspectors may be driving around looking for unpermitted construction? What would you do differently? The building inspectors have a bad reputation from the past (according to old BPN advice) has that changed? Thank you.