Oakland PD Emergency (for cell phones only; from land line call 911) - 510-777-3211

Oakland PD non-emergency - 510-777-3333

Oakland Fire Department dispatch center - 510-444-1616 (MEDICAL EMERGENCIES ONLY!)

Oakland Fire Department Hazmat Unit - 510-444-3322, WILL CLEAN UP LOOSE NEEDLES IN PUBLIC AREAS.

BART Police - 1-877-679-7000 or 510-464-7000 (Dispatch)

Parking and Mobility Division - Abandoned Vehicles - call 311 or report online here

   Abandoned vehicles are now managed by Public Works and DOT.

Tennis Shoes on Power Lines - 238-3651 - and email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anonymous drug hotline:   238-DRUG (238-3784)

Contact Oakland Public Works

Call 311 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Oakland public works call center web site - 311.oaklandca.gov

Use this number, email or web form for numerous reports:

  • Graffiti tagging/abatement
  • Trash dumping and litter enforcement (EXCEPT for loose needles, see above)
  • Pothole and sidewalk repair
  • Street sign or street light repair
  • Storm drain and sewer maintenance
  • Report abandoned vehicles

You can ALSO report public works issues with the SeeClickFix smartphone app for Oakland.

Page last updated:  8 May 2023