DBI is the regulatory building safety agency responsible for overseeing the effective, efficient, fair and safe enforcement of the City and County of San Francisco’s more than 200,000 commercial and residential buildings.
We are responsible for permit issuance to ensure proposed construction work is always done safely, timely, and professionally. We review, approve and issue plans to ensure code compliance.
We inspect and enforce building safety and code compliance to ensure a safer San Francisco. We address permits and complaints regarding building, plumbing, and electrical work as well as housing safety.