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Discounted licensing fees are offered for sterilized dogs with a copy of a sterility certificate signed by a veterinarian licensed to practice in the state. Senior citizen discount fees are offered with proof of dog’s sterility certificate and a copy of any document showing the birth date of the person (i.e., driver’s license, state ID, or birth certificate). Only one senior citizen license discount allowed per household.
A no charge license is provided for guide dogs with proof of certification. All licenses must be renewed annually.
If necessary, you may call the morning of the inspection between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM and speak with an inspector. However, we are not able to give out exact inspection times due to unexpected issues that may arise during the inspector's schedule. We will do our best to accommodate each applicant's needs.
Note: For registered users, you can schedule inspections online. Please see Citizen Services.
For work involving new construction or remodeling, several items are required to be submitted for plan checking. Items that may be required include, but are not limited to, plot plans, floor plans, framing details, electrical plans, plumbing plans, mechanical plans, soils reports, etc.
Please call the Building Division at (925) 833-6620 to obtain the Plan Submittal Checklist for your type of project, which lists exactly what must be submitted for your project. A plan review fee is required at the time of submittal. The amount of time that it takes for your application to be approved depends on the complexity of the project. Minor items are typically handled over the counter or in one business day.
Other small projects such as small retaining walls and simple patio covers may take 1-2 weeks. However, room additions and new buildings normally take 15 business days for review.
You may wish to review the Swimming Pool, Hot Tubs, and Spas handout listing all requirements and safety barriers required for you spa. Swimming Pool, Hot Tubs, and Spas
In addition, a person can purchase a current copy of this listing from the City for $15, payable at the time of the request. The listing will be available for you on the next business day. This listing can be sorted by either business name or street location and contains the business name, address, contact person, and phone number. In accordance with state law, we are not authorized to give out certain information about a business, including their state and federal tax ID number.
You can also fill out the short Registration by Mail form. Sign the form and mail it. It's pre-addressed, and no stamp is required. Voter registration forms are available at the Registrar of Voters Office located in the Alameda County Courthouse:
1225 Fallon Street, Room G-1Oakland, CA 94612
Forms are also available at all offices of the Department of Motor Vehicles, all city clerks offices, public libraries, and post offices. You may also call the Registrar of Voters at (510) 267-8683 or the Secretary of State at (800) 345-VOTE and request a registration form to be mailed to you.
It can also be mailed to the Registrar of Voters or delivered in person to any polling place in your county no later than 8:00 PM on election day. If illness or a physical disability prevents you from returning your ballot in person, you may designate a close relative to return the ballot to the polling place.
The Registrar of Voters Office is located in the Alameda County Courthouse at:1225 Fallon Street, Room G-1Oakland, CA 94612
The registrar of voters office is located in the Alameda County Courthouse at:1225 Fallon Street, Room G-1Oakland, CA 94612
In addition, special elections can be called, which are limited to one specific purpose (e.g., filling a vacancy). The City of Dublin conducts a general election.
The office is open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. For additional information, call (800) 772-1213 or TTY (800) 325-0778. You may also visit their website.
Additional information may be obtained from the Dublin Chamber of Commerce website or by calling their office at (925) 828-6200.
Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
View a map / directions to the Dublin Civic Center and Public Library.
For additional demographic information, contact the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) at (510) 464-7900 or the State Department of Finance.
For Planning Commission agendas, contact the Planning Division at (925) 833-6610. For Parks & Community Services Commission and/or Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission agendas, please contact the Parks & Community Services Department at (925) 833-6645.
You may view the calendar on this website to find out the date of the next City Council meeting. You may also call the City Clerk's Office at (925) 833-6650.
The Dublin Zoning Ordinance addresses a wide range of topics related to the permissible use of private property, including: permitted and conditional land uses within established zoning districts, business signs, vehicle and RV parking and storage, residential yard and building setbacks, building and fence heights, home businesses (a.k.a. Home Occupations) and accessory storage sheds or other structures in yards.
The Property Maintenance Ordinance addresses nuisance type issues that are visible from a public street and have usually gone on for some time such as: failure to dispose of trash in a timely manner, household items stored outdoors, garbage and debris accumulation, hazardous and/or unsightly conditions on private property, including unkempt properties.
You can discuss these Ordinances further with a Code Enforcement Officer at (925) 833-6610.
Residential Fence, Wall and hedge Regulations
For more details or a diagram, please contact the Planner on duty in the Planning Division at (925) 833-6610.
Call the Planning Division at (925) 833-6610 for more information on chain linked fences.
Please contact the Planning Division prior to constructing an accessory structure.
Residential Accessory Structures Brochure
Residential Auto Repair Regulations Brochure
For more information as to what type of Home Occupations are allowed, please refer to Zoning Ordinance Section 8.64.040 or contact the Planning Division at (925) 833-6610.
Home Occupation Regulations Brochure
Heritage Tree Ordinance Brochure
Applications are typically approved over the counter on the same day that the application is received.
Temporary Promotional Sign Regulations
When you call to file a complaint, be prepared to give the address of the property and the problem and/or condition that exists. Once a complaint is received, a site visit of the property will be conducted, usually within a week. If any violations exist, the owner and/or tenant of the property will be contacted and compliance will be requested. If required, a letter is sent to the property owner/tenant stating the nature of the violation, the specific ordinance section, and requesting compliance within a certain time period.
The amount of time that the owner/tenant is given to correct the violation depends on the type and severity of the violation. A follow-up visit to the site will be made to determine compliance or correction of the violation. Additional actions will be taken for continual non-compliance such as issuing written warning notices, holding a public hearing, and issuing a citation to appear in court.
If local government officials advise evacuating the area, the Red Cross will open shelters in locations that will be safe. Be careful not to confuse an evacuation shelter with a room in a home or building that is selected to seal up and use to shelter-in-place.
Please do not confuse the recommendation to have at least three days worth of disaster supplies on hand with the amount of time that you may be asked to shelter-in-place. We always recommend having at least three days worth of supplies in case stores are closed and roads are impossible due to a disaster like a flood or winter storm.
You would seal only one room when advised to do so, and do it only when instructed - not in advance. It is likely that one roll of duct tape will be adequate. Plastic sheeting of durable thickness (thicker than food wrap) is recommended for covering vents and other openings to the outside - not the entire room. It is intended to provide a barrier to air flow.
While we can not guarantee that plastic sheeting over air vents will stop all biological, chemical, or radiological agents, it will add to the barrier of protection for your safety.
If such a room is below ground, it may not be the safest choice if told to stay at home and shelter-in-place during a weapons of mass destruction event due to the possibility that some contaminants may seep into rooms below ground level. For this reason, the Red Cross recommends and endorses having a safe room in areas where tornadoes are a threat.
However, do not confuse a safe room used for protection from windstorms with a room selected for shelter-in-place. They are technically different, although they serve a similar purpose. If a safe room for windstorms is above ground level and has no windows, it can also be an ideal location in which to shelter-in-place.
Sometimes it is easier to create one kit for each person in your home, so that the container is smaller and easier to carry. The amount of contents remains the same, in total, for everyone in your home. See Talking About Disasters on the Red Cross website for more information.
If an organism develops resistance to common antibiotics, then more powerful antibiotics may have to be used instead. More powerful antibiotics often have serious side-effects, sometimes worse than the actual disease. In addition:
The Centers for Disease Control does not recommend that individuals stock up or take potassium iodide in advance of an attack. This is because potassium iodide is only useful for certain types of radioactivity, and can also be harmful if used improperly, or given to children or people with chronic or undiagnosed thyroid disease.
Consult your physician if you have questions about this chemical.
Also, designate someone who lives out of town to be the central contact, in case those you care about are in different places when disaster strikes.
We do not have information on how schools, colleges, or universities can develop disaster plans. Please consult the school board or local emergency management agency.
Parents should not drive to school to pick up children unless advised to do so; driving on the roadways may put you into harm's way.
While issuing these types of messages may cause some people to be concerned or anxious, we think that disaster preparedness actions as recommended by the Red Cross and government agencies are helpful.
This bomb is designed to scatter dangerous and sub-lethal amounts of radioactive material over a general area. There is no way to estimate in advance the area that will be affected by such a bomb.
It is likely you will know very quickly if there is a chemical agent attack, but you may not know that there has been a biological attack immediately. Either way, the protective actions remain the same: go indoors for safety, and listen to local television and radio for advice on what to do.
If contamination is determined, you will be escorted through a decontamination process. You will then be given some form of identifier that indicated you are now free of contamination. Do not return to a contaminated area until it is determined safe by authorities, because you may have to go through the decontamination process again.
If you have further questions about decontamination procedures, please contact your local emergency management agency or local fire department.
If you are advised to evacuate, follow instructions provided on the radio or television.
It is always a good idea to get your Disaster Supplies Kit, move to the room you selected in which to shelter-in-place, and listen to local television and radio for more directions there.
The position of poet laureate began in the middle ages in England, when Ben Jonson received that honor in 1616. Remarkably, California had the first poet laureate in the United States, honoring Ina Donna Coolbrith in 1915 through 1928. Currently, 40 states have state poets laureate.
The United States adopted the idea of a national poet laureate in 1937, officially called "Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress," then to "Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry" in 1986. In fall 2008, Northern California poet Kay Ryan succeeded Charles Simic as the 16th U.S. poet laureate.
California, and the greater Bay Area in particular, has had rapidly growing laureate programs. The nine-county area has more than half of the state's local (county, district, or city) poets laureate. In 2001, Governor Gray Davis created the official position for the State of California, with a specific term, clear public responsibilities, and stipend. Juan Felipe Herrera is the current State of California poet laureate.
The City of Dublin currently does not have a poet laureate.
This process can be time consuming, but it ensures accuracy and accountability. Anyone submitting a valid request for payment to the City will typically receive payment within 3-5 weeks from the time the request for payment or invoice is submitted.
City of Dublin programs: BMR Rental Opportunities BMR Home Ownership Opportunities First Time Homebuyer Loan Program
Regional and statewide financial assistance programs: Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center Down Payment Assistance Program Mortgage Credit Certificate Program (administered by Alameda County) California Housing Finance Agency (loans and down payment assistance) Links to Resources.
Pine and Cedar Groves at Dublin Ranch is a 322-unit apartment community located east of Tassajara Road. Please contact the leasing office at (925) 560-0965 for more information.
Wicklow Square Senior Housing is 54-unit apartment community located next to the Dublin Senior Center, off Amador Valley Road. Please contact the leasing office at (925) 556-9424 for more information.
Carlow Court is a 49-unit apartment community located off Dougherty Road. Please contact the leasing office at (925) 361-0733 for more information. Additional Rental Information.
If you have tenant concerns that are not discrimination-related, please call the California Department of Consumer Affairs at (800) 952-5210 or download a copy of California Tenants: Guide to Residential Tenants and Landlord's Rights and Responsibilities.
In addition, Abode Services offers financial assistance through a rapid rehousing program. Call (510) 284-2135 for more information on this program or visit Abode Services Website.
Non-refundable processing fees: • Holds not picked up $1.00 • Replacement library card $1.00 • Processing fee for lost material $10.00 • Returned check - first time $25.00 • Returned check - second time $35.00
Paying Fines or Fees:If you have questions about fines or fees, contact the Circulation Desk at (925) 803-7277 prior to payment. For online payments, the library accepts MasterCard and Visa credit cards, as well as ATM cards that display the MasterCard/Visa logo. The Library does not accept credit card payments over the phone.
Fines and fees may also be paid in person at the Circulation Desk by cash or check or credit card. To pay fines or fees online: • Log into your account at www.aclibrary.org• Click on “$ 00.00 in unpaid fines and bills.”• Click the “Pay Online” button.• Enter your address, city, state, zip, and email address if it is not already there. Then enter your credit card information. Security is provided by Verisign• Click the “Submit” button.• Verify that the information is correct and click the “Submit” button again.• A receipt will be emailed to you. You may also print a receipt by clicking the “Print” button.• If you experience any problems, contact the Circulation Desk.
Your borrowing privileges will be suspended when total fines and fees reach $10.00. If you have questions about your account or how a fine or fee has been resolved, please contact the Library's Circulation Supervisor, Rosemary Gomes McGarry at (925) 803-7267.
eCard registration:Fill out the online registration form at and submit. A response will return immediately with your eCard number if an email address was submitted. There will also be an email sent with a “New Customer Notification” subject line, confirming your eCard number. eCards are valid for three (3) years. Keep the email or print out your new library card number.
Once you have your eCard, you may immediately use any of our remotely-available electronic resources and place holds (requests) on items. You must replace your e-Card with a full-service card when you come to the library to check-out items.
Full-Service, In-Person registration:These cards are available to anyone living, working, or going to school in the state of California.
You may print out a copy of our registration form in advance to bring with you to the library.
• To receive a card the day of application, identification with name and current address must be provided.• Acceptable identification includes: California driver's license or California ID, checkbook with pre-printed address, a rental agreement, a property lease or deed, a property tax receipt, or postmarked mail.• Children under 14 may receive a card the day of application if the registration form is signed by the parent or legal guardian and includes the parent's driver's license.• All information in our files is kept confidential.
Library Card Info:• Your library card is valid for a period of three (3) years. When you see the message "your registration has expired," you will need to renew your registration information in person at one of our branches in order to remove this block.Lost Cards:• If you lose your card (eCard or full-service), call the library immediately. We will block it from being used. You must call the library at (925) 828-1315 to cancel your eCard before you will be able to re-apply online.
• Learning Express • Safari • Tumblebooks • NetLibrary • LibriVox
To use eBooks and audiobooks you will need:
•An Alameda County Library card.•Access to the Internet.•The appropriate software for the device on which you wish to access the digital book.To find an ebook or eAudiobook, select the ebook program you would like to search (NetLibrary, Safari, Tumblebooks, etc.)from the list below, log in with your Alameda County Library card, then search for your title. Titles are listed in our catalog but note that you must return to this page, select a program and log in with your library card.
Questions regarding the status of pending projects should be addressed to the Planning Division:Community Development Department100 Civic PlazaDublin, CA 94568
For more information, please call (925) 833-6610.
Some tree changes are imperceptible and no one can fully guard against unforeseen problems. However, there are signs that everyone can watch for -- for example, a tree leaning badly in one direction; roots lifting out of the ground; cracks or splits in large branches; limbs that appear to have no live tissue while other portions of the tree appear healthy; a general decline in the appearance and the overall vigor of the tree; and wells or depressions around the tree allowing water to stand of long periods of time. Staff members are available during normal working hours to answer general questions and process heritage tree applications. During normal working hours call (925) 833-6610.
When making a 9-1-1 call it is important to stay calm and stay on the telephone line until the dispatcher notifies you that it is okay to hang up.
The law specifically governs what information can be released to the public. If you need a copy of a police report, contact the Dublin Police Services Business Office at: 100 Civic Plaza Dublin, CA 94568 (925) 833-6670. A $5 fee is charged per report.
If the situation requires prompt action and the court is closed, Police Services may be able to assist you in obtaining an emergency protective order.
If you have filed a report of a lost or stolen bicycle, call and arrange to view the bicycles in our storage area. The sheriff's technician can be reached by calling Dublin Police Services at 925-833-6668.
Once completed, the traffic sergeant will review the information and make a determination regarding your liability. You will receive a letter in the mail advising of the outcome of the traffic sergeant's review.
You may also submit payment for parking citations online.
There is a $10 fee for this service for tickets issued by outside jurisdictions. You must bring the vehicle and citation to the department with the required repairs completed. A police officer will inspect the vehicle to ensure the repairs have been made and sign the proof of correction. It is then your responsibility to return the proof of correction to the appropriate court with any fees required to have the citation dismissed.
Note: Only the court can sign off on proof of insurance violations.
Report abandoned vehicles on public property by calling (925) 452-2121 and leaving a message or call (925) 462-1212 to speak with a dispatcher regarding your concern.
To report abandoned vehicles on private property, call the City's code enforcement officer located in the Planning Division at (925) 833-6610.
In order to retrieve a vehicle after it’s been towed, you must be the registered owner and you must come to Dublin Police Services Business Office in person to retrieve the vehicle release form and to pay the release fee to the City of Dublin ($149).
During business hours, you may visit the Dublin Police Services Business Office to obtain the form and to pay the fee. Cash, checks, and American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa credit cards are accepted forms of payment. After business hours and during weekends or City holidays, you may use the call box located immediately outside Dublin Police Services. This will connect you directly to Dispatch, which will send an officer to assist you in obtaining the vehicle release form. After business hours, only exact change will be accepted by the City of Dublin.
A vehicle release will only be granted to you as the registered owner. You must bring the following:
1. Up-to-date registration on the vehicle (this can be verified at Dublin Police Services); 2. A valid California State Driver’s license; OR 3. A Photo ID (e.g. Costco card, credit card with photo ID on the card, etc.) to verify the registered owner’s identity. If you do not have a valid California Driver's License, you must be accompanied by someone who has a valid California State Driver’s license on their person.
After you obtain the vehicle release form, you may proceed to the tow yard. Towing fees must also be resolved at the tow yard before the vehicle may be retrieved.
Visit the Citizen Ride-Along webpage on the City of Dublin website. Citizen Ride-Along Webpage
If you notice a traffic signal not working or malfunctioning after hours or on weekends, contact Police Services Dispatch at (925) 462-1212. Maintenance personnel will be dispatched to evaluate the seriousness of the problem and make necessary repairs.
Trees located in the street medians or sidewalk tree wells on major arterial streets are maintained by the City of Dublin. To report a City tree that requires maintenance please contact the Maintenance Division of Public Works at (925) 833-6630 or submit your requests online by using Request Tracker.
1) Place them in the residential green organics cart provided by the City’s waste hauler, Amador Valley Industries (AVI). If the quantity of leaves is greater than the size of the organics cart, residents may:2) Contact AVI directly and schedule one of three annual “large item pick-ups” with the company. Leaves must be bagged and set into the curb; the volume of the bagged leaves cannot exceed 7 cubic yards.
Routine street sweeping in Dublin removes leaves that have naturally fallen into the gutter or roadway. However, the sweeping vehicle does not have the capacity to pick up leaves that have been swept from residential yards into the gutter or roadway. Please do not attempt to dispose of leaves by sweeping them into the gutter or roadway. If leaves have been swept from residential yards into the gutter or roadway, the street sweeping vehicle will pass the leaves and proceed to the adjacent open gutter. More information on "large item pick-ups" with AVI