JULY 2, 2021
Unlike other jurisdictions in the Bay Area, which are still closed to the public, DBI in collaboration with planning and all the other stations, commencing tomorrow, July 1, will be open to the public for all services!

Do want to extend our thanks to Interim Director Patrick O'Riordan, Permit Center Manager Gustavo Bojorquez, Planning Director Rich Hillis, Director of Current Planning Elizabeth Watty, Principal Planner Richard Sucre and everyone else who has made this restart possible! 

Apart from the services below Records Management will also be open to access records!

Great news from DBI!

We have some great news to share! We continue to expand our Over-the-Counter (OTC) services and hours to better serve you and expedite permit issuance. Due to increased vaccination rates and updated guidance from the City’s health officer, we are also increasing the number of customers we are serving daily and adding more services.

New Hours, More In-person OTC Services

Starting tomorrow, July 1, the Permit Center will be open during the following hours:

  • 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
  • 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesday

Note that the Permit Center will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of the July 4 holiday.

The following services will be available during Permit Center hours:

  • OTC without Plans
  • OTC with Plans – same day sign-up or appointment required
  • OTC Plan Review
  • Trades Permits (new!)
  • SF Public Works Permits – Street Space & Sidewalk Repair (new!)
  • SF Planning Consultations – Including Design Review (new!)

For more information, please visit our website.

If you have questions on this process, please contact permitcenter@sfgov.org

For emergency permit requests for work to address fire or flood damage or other serious issues affecting the habitability of a building, please contact dbi.emergencyresponse@sfgov.org

Thank you for your support and understanding during the challenges of the past year. We look forward to seeing you and working together.
Henry Karnilowicz
Consulting Design Construction Management
CSL #319153
1019 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-2806
415.420.8113 cell
415.621.7583 fax

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San Francisco Council of District Merchants Associations

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