AUGUST 19, 2021

There is a new fee schedule from the San Francisco Planning Department which comes into effect on Monday, August 30, 2021.

Please take note I sent an email to Christine Gasparac stating "For many architects Macs are the hardware of choice. With Blue Beam software not being compatible with Macs will DBI accept PDF drawings"

Following is a response from Matt Ralls PE. Engineer, Plan Review Team 1, Supervisor:
"We will accept.pdf drawings. Please see website for instructions. Submit plans and application to:"

For those of you interested in learning how to use Bluebeam please register for the training on Tuesday, August 24. Read the following invitation from DBI.
Dear DBI customers,


On Tuesday, August 24, we are hosting our second online customer training on how to use Bluebeam - San Francisco's Electronic Plan Review (EPR) software for In-House Review Permits - to submit projects, track permitting progress, and review and respond to staff comments.


View the Previous EPR Training Online

Electronic Plan Review
A one-stop shop for In-House Permits, saving applicants time and money on their projects.

  • Saves Money – No need to print multiple large rolls of paper plans at $4.00 a page.
  • Increases Transparency – All project information, comments, revisions and approvals are captured, aggregated and logged in one location, accessible online 24/7.
  • Saves Time – With the project plans online, you no longer have to make multiple trips to the SF Permit Center. Meanwhile, plan checkers can conduct some reviews simultaneously, further shaving time off the total review period.

More information is available on our website

Thank you for your support and partnership. Hope you can join us for the Electronic Plan Review training next week!
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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