Homeowner's Workshops

El Cerrito Homeowner's Workshop Series Presents:



Earthquake Brace + Bolt Program

Learn about the importance of earthquake retrofitting for single­-family homes and duplexes, including measures that can be taken to make your living space more safe. This workshop will cover the State Earthquake Brace and Bolt program, how to select a contractor, and the permit pro­cess.



Tuesday, October 23, 2018
6:30PM-8:30PM

El Cerrito City Council Chambers
10890 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530



Residential Rental Inspection Program

Inspector Jay Marlette will go over the processes of the program, what he looks for during inspections and answer any questions that you may have regarding the program or what it takes to turn your El Cerrito property into a rental.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:30PM-8:30PM

El Cerrito City Council Chambers
10890 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530

To register, contact Jennifer Peat in the Community Development Department by email or call 510-215-4362. Sign up here for our E-Newsletter to receive updates on this and more workshops and events.

Previous Workshops:


FAQs on ADUs
This workshop was tailored to homeowners that are interested in developing Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). ADUs are small second units separate from the main home with kitchen and bathroom facilities.


This First 72


This workshop explained how to prepare for and what to do after a major disaster such as a fire or earthquake, focusing on the first 72 hours.



Brace & Bolt Program


A workshop on the state’s “Earthquake Brace + Bolt” program which provides homeowners with up to $3,000 each to strengthen the foundations of their homes and lessen the potential for earthquake damage.



Home Components Workshop
This workshop covered the components of a home in simple and easy to understand terms.Upon explaining home components, attention will be paid to common issues and defects related to water heater strapping, hand rails and water traps, among other items.