Permit Resources

DBI has fully reopened, including access to Floors 4 and 5. Appointments are NOT necessary any longer. Fully vaccinated members of the public are encouraged to wear a mask while in the building. Unvaccinated customers are required to wear masks in the building.

General Permit Services

  • The City is currently not accepting new permits, except for a few select project types. Please review the general information link for details.

  • General Information: https://sf.gov/topics/building-permits

  • If you have a Planning revision for a paper review, you can stop by DBI at any time and put the plans into the cardboard box in the lobby.

  • If you have a Building revision for a paper review, please schedule with your planchecker to meet you at the lobby so they can take custody of the plans.

 
 

Over-The-Counter Permits

 

Electronic Permits

ALL intake projects can now be submitted electronically.

 

Trade Permits

Trade Permits include Electrical, Plumbing/Mechanical, Boiler, Roofing, and Kitchen/Bath renovations that maintain the plan configuration and walls. Register for a new account, or apply for an online trade permit HERE

 

Pre-Application Meetings

  • Email your request to dbi.preapprequests@sfgov.org Please be sure to include a list of the departments you need to meet with, any drawings, and a list of questions.

Obtain City Records

 

Schedule an Inspection

 

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