Important Numbers

  1. Emergency Calls:
  • From a Cell Phone, dial (510) 777-3211. Calling 911 from your cell phone, redirects calls to the California Highway Patrol Dispatch in Vallejo.
  • From a landline, dial “911” for: Medical or emergency help, fire or explosions, violent crimes (assaults, robbery, gun shots), auto accidents involving injury, person with weapons, odor of gas, and other similar problems.
  • If 911 gives a busy signal, call (510) 777-7777 ( the OPD Emergency Line): Phone call rings into OPD 911 Dispatch Center. AT&T assigns 911 lines based on population. A jurisdiction that has a higher incidence of calls may not have enough lines; thus, the busy signal when all circuits are being used at once.

2. Fire Department

  • Fire Station 8, 463 – 51st Street, (510) 238-4050.
  • Fire Dispatch Non-Emergency: (510) 444-3322 . Line rings into Station One (1605 M.L.K. Jr Way).
  • Hazardous Materials (hazmat) (510) 444-1616

3. Persistent Noise Problems: (510) 238-7005.

4. Abandoned Vehicles on a Public Street: Call (510) 777-8622 or email abandonedauto@oaklandnet.com. Vehicles must be parked on a public street for over 72 hours (3 days).

5. Alcohol Beverage Action Team (ABAT) (510) 777-8673 for problem liquor stores.

6. Animal Control/Shelter   (510) 535-5603 or (510) 777-3333.

7. Blight/Code Compliance (510) 238-3381.

8. Vector Control (rodents, pests) (510) 567-6800.

9. Construction Permits – Code Compliance Hotline, (510) 238-3381.