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Emergency Rooms
Police/Fire landline: 911
Cell Phone Emergency Numbers:
   Oakland Police: 510-777-3211
   Oakland Fire: 510-444-1616
   Berkeley: 510-981-5911
   Emeryville: 510-596-3737

This page lists emergency numbers and other important government phone numbers to keep handy.

IMPORTANT: If you call the Police or Fire Department in an emergency from a cell phone, calling 911 will send you to a California Highway Patrol dispatcher in Sacramento who will have to transfer you to an Oakland dispatcher. To save precious time in an emergency, program the emergency numbers for Oakland, Emeryville, and Berkeley into your cell phone and add them to your speed-dial or favorites list.

IMPORTANT: All Emergency Numbers should be called only for: crimes in progress, life-threatening emergencies, or immediate threats of violence.

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Police Emergency Numbers

Note: The Non-emergency number should be used to report any suspicious behavior and suspicious vehicles parked or driving in your neighborhood or area of business. Callers can opt not to provide their name and number and remain anonymous.  (If you give your name your call is more likely to get a response and not "stacked.") Please include any descriptive details that could be helpful. Jot down the date, time and location you saw the vehicle or suspicious person. Each time this information is reported, it is used in the investigative process. 

Use Nixle Tip Watch to send an anonymous tip in 1 of 3 ways:  

  1. Text TIP OAKLANDPD to 888777 from your cell phone  
  2. Call the toll-free tip hotline at 855-TIPS-247 (855-847-7247)  
  3. Respond to OPD's Nixle messages 

Oakland Police Departments

Fire Department

  • Emergency/Fire Dispatch (Land Line): 911
  • Emergency Cell Phone: 777-3211
  • Oakland Fire Department Admin: 238-3856 TTY 238-3254
  • Fire Prevention Bureau: 238-3851
  • Vegetation Management: 238-7388
  • Disaster Preparedness/C.O.R.E. (Communities of Oakland Respond to Emergencies): 238-3938
  • Office of Emergency Services: 238-3938
  • Hazardous Materials: 238-3927

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

Automobiles / Vehicles / Parking

  • Abandoned Vehicles- on the Street: 777-8622
  • Abandoned Vehicles- on Private Property: 777-8538 or 238 -3381
  • Illegal/Nuisance Auto Repair (Code Enforcement)238-3381
  • Parking Enforcement/Complaints: 238-3099
  • Parking Citation Assistance/Payments/Residential Permits1 800 500 6484
  • Towed Vehicle Info (Records Police):  238-3021
  • Traffic Operations Section (Police)238-3155
  • Disable Curb Request238-5219
  • Transportation Services (Parking Design & Review)238-3466
  • A&B Towing (Contracted through City of Oakland)635-3211

Building & Development

  • Code Enforcement (Zoning Violations, Blighted/Abandoned Properties, Squatting, Illegal Construction): 238-3381
  • Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)238-3716
  • Engineering Services (Civil Engineering-CEDA): 238-4777
  • Permit Center (Building Services-CEDA): 238-3443
  • Permit Information (Building Services-CEDA): 238-3891
  • Building/Permit Inspection (Building Services-CEDA)238-3444
  • Planning Division (CEDA): 238-3911
  • Property Improvement Assistance (County): 670-5398
  • Property Improvement Assistance (Residential Lending): 238-3909
  • City Real Estate: 238-3541
  • Redevelopment Projects (CEDA): 238-3015
  • Zoning Information (Zoning Division-CEDA): 238-3911
  • Contractor Complaints (State License Board): 800-321-2752


  • Oakland Business Development Corp: 763-4297
  • Business License/Tax Section (Revenue Division): 238-3704
  • Consumer Complaints (Department of Consumer Affairs): 800-952-5210
  • Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce: 874-4800
  • Economic Development (CEDA): 238-3344
  • Oakland Business Assistance Center (BAC): 238-7952

Cultural Arts / Special Events / Destinations

Health and Safety

  • Hazardous Waste Illegal Dumping: 444-3322
  • Health Care and Health Services (Public Health Department – County): 267-8000
  • Health Hazards- Private Property (Code Enforcement): 238-3381
  • Household Hazardous Waste Disposal: 670-6460 or 800-606-6606
  • Restaurant/Food- Health Complaints (County): 567-6700


  • Housing Department (Housing & Community Development): 238-3015
  • Housing Assistance (Eden Information and Referral): 211
  • First Time Home Buyer Assistance (City): 238-7486
  • Foreclosure/Eviction Information: 238-3721 or 211
  • Homeless Shelter Information: 211
  • Home Repair Assistance (City/Residential Lending): 238-3909
  • 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

Parks and Recreation

Public Safety

Oakland Public Works

  • [email protected]: 510-615-5566, Mobile App: SeeClickFix, www.oaklandpw.com
  • Curb and Street Repainting, Litter Enforcement, Median Strip and Park Maintenance, Pothole Repair, Sewers, Sidewalk Repairs, Speed Bump Requests, Storm Drains, Street Cleaning, Street Sign or Light Repair, Illegal Dumping, Graffiti Removal, Litter Containers, Tree Services, Adopt-A-Spot, Creek Protection/Clean Up, Community Clean Up Volunteering/Keep Oakland Clean and Beautiful. Recycling Hotline & Garbage Collection Complaints: 510- 238-SAVE

Senior / Disabled Services

Utilities / Transportation


Various Agencies and Services