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Info About Smoke Free Laws

Currently, State of California tobacco control laws allow local cities or counties to pass ordinances that are stricter that the State's laws.

In addition to the county-unincorporated jurisdiction, Alameda County has fourteen cities, the majority of which have updated their tobacco control policies to provide protection from unwanted exposure to secondhand smoke in outdoor spaces. Several cities also provide protection in multi-unit housing.


Click on city name to view ordinance. Information provided below each city is the contact for enforcement of smoking pollution ordinances in the corresponding city/county




Alameda Police Department- or (510) 337-8340




Albany Police Department- or (510) 525-7300




Berkeley Public Health Department- or Tobacco Prevention Program

(510) 981-5330



Dublin City Manager’s Office- or (925) 833-6650




Emeryville City Manager’s Office- or (510) 596-4370



City Manager’s Office- or (510)284-4000



City Manager’s Office- or or (510) 583-4302 or (510) 583-4305



City Manager’s Office- or (925) 960-4040



City Manager’s Office- or (510) 578-4200




Oakland City Administrator’s Office, Nancy Marcus: or 510-238-3294

Oakland Police Department, Officer Steven Vierra: or (510)777-8673




City Administrator’s Office- or (510) 420-3042 or Piedmont Police Department- (510) 420-3000



City Manager’s Office: or (925) 931-5002

San Leandro


San Leandro Police Department- or (510) 577-2740

Union City


Union City Police Department- or (510) 471-1365

Alameda County Unincorporated Areas


Alameda County Sheriff’s Department- or (510) 667-7721

Alameda County Public Health Department, Tobacco Control Program- or (510)208-5940





Smokefree Outdoor Air Resources

Updated March 10, 2014


Over the past year, many communities across California have taken steps to pass strong outdoor air policies. The American Lung Association in California Center for Tobacco Policy and Organizing has updated resources to reflect these exciting steps forward. These documents include cities and counties that have passed policies prohibiting smoking in parks, service areas, entryways, public events, and outdoor dining.












To see all documents related to Smokefree Outdoor Air from the Center, click here.