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Applying for a Building Permit
Applying for a building permit is easy! Applicants may apply in person at the Community Development counter or online through our electronic building permit system (provided below). This system allows the applicant to initiate and manage a variety of building permit requests and activities through a centralized web portal.
- Apply Online for a Building Permit
- For projects that will replace or create impermeable surface (new building rooftops, paving, etc.), please see the following webpage for more Stormwater Information.
- For projects that will include architectural copper, please see the flyer for architectural copper requirements and best management practices.
- As of October 7, 2014, Stage 1 Drought Response Measures will be in effect. Everyone, including contractors, are required to follow the water consumption reduction measures. Failure to comply will result in penalties up to $500.
- Recognized Special Inspection and Testing Agencies
- Schedule an Inspection by calling 415-508-2120 (Inspections are Monday to Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings)
If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback, please contact Trisha Taylor, Administrative Assistant, at (415) 508-2120.
To apply for a permit at City Hall, located at 50 Park Place, the counter hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8am-5pm
Building Permit Fees & Checklists
- Building Permit Fee Schedule
- Commercial Tenant Improvement Plan Review Checklist
- Residential Plan Review Checklist
Commercial Permit Fee Estimators:
- New Buildings, Tenant Improvements, Repairs - (Excel file)
- Tenant Improvements, Repairs Only (Excel file)
Residential Permit Fee Estimators:
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