User menu

Fees

Amendments to Building Fees - Effective August 23, 2010

0180-10

Ordinance amending the Building Code Section

102A.3 to assess a monthly monitoring fee for specified unsafe buildings; Table 1A-D concerning inspector fees; Table 1A-K concerning violation monitoring fees; and Table 1A-L concerning printing and document reproduction fees; and adopting environmental findings.
 

Citation Fee Title Basis of fee FY 2009-10 rate FY 2010-11 rate
Table 1A-D 2 Standard Hourly Rate - for OSHPD inspections Rate per hour $ 170.00 $ 180.00
Table 1A-K 11 Violation Monitoring Fee (in-house) Standard Administration Hourly Rate - Minimum one-half hour monthly N/A $52.00 per half hour minimum monthly
Table 1A-L 4 Microfilm hard copy prints - change name to Hard copy Prints 8 1/2 by 11 inch (215.9 mm by 279.4 mm) copy from 16 mm roll film) $ 3.50 Eliminated
Table 1A-L 4 Hard Copy Prints 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch copy from microfilm roll N/A $ 3.50
Table 1A-L 4 Hard Copy Prints 24 inch by 18 inch (609.6mm by' 457.2 mm) copy from 35 mm roll film $ 5.00 Eliminated
Table 1A-L 4 Hard Copy Prints "Half-sized" copy from 35 mm roll film $ 6.00 Eliminated
Table 1A-L 4 Hard Copy Prints 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch (215.9 mm by 279.4 mm) copy from 16mm frame in aperture card or microfiche jacket $ 3.00 Eliminated
Table 1A-L 4 Hard Copy Prints Minimum microfilm reproduction charge $ 6.50 Eliminated
Table 1A-L 4 Hard Copy Prints 11 inch by 17 inch copy of plans N/A $ 5.25
Table 1A-L 4 Hard Copy Prints 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch copy from aperture cards, electronic copies of building records (scanned or computer generated) N/A $ 3.00
Table 1A-L 6 Record Retention Fee Per page of Plans $ 3.00 Eliminated
Table 1A-L 6 Record Retention Fee Each Page of Plans N/A $ 3.00
Table 1A-L 6 Record Retention Fee Each 10 pages of specification or fraction thereof (Specifications include soils report, structural, calculations, acoustical reports, etc) N/A $ 2.00

Amendments to Building, Electrical and Plumbing Fees Effective August 7, 2009

The Ordinaces listed below, amended the Building, Electrical and Plumbing Code to amend various sections and fee schedule tables to adjust fees or permits, inspections and other actions passed by the Board of Supervisors on June 23, 2009 and signed by Mayor Gavin Newsom on June 29, 2009. For more information, read the DBI Code & Fee Update Press Release.

0105-09 Amendment to Building Code - Section 110A, Code enforcement fees for One and Two-Family Rental Units
0106-09 Amendment to Electrical Code - Section 89.1.22, Concerning permit expiration and partial refund of fees
0107-09 Amendment to Building Code - Fee adjustment
0108-09 Amendment to Plumbing Code - Section 103.3.4.1, Concerning permit expiration and partial refund of fees

DBI Fees Effective September 2, 2008

Per Ordinance 122-08 amending the Building Code to amend various sections and fee schedule tables to adjust fees or permits, inspections and other actions passed by the Board of Supervisors on July 16, 2008, and signed by Mayor Gavin Newsom on July 18, 2008, the following fees for the Department of Building Inspection was effective on Tuesday, September 2, 2008.

New State-Mandated Fee

On January 1, 2009, DBI began collecting a new State-mandated fee on every applicable permit. The new fee will be assessed at the rate of $4.00 per one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) project valuation – and requires a minimum fee of $1.00 from every applicable permit. Please see the Building Standards Commission bulletin and State Bill No. 1473 Legislation for more information. Please consider this additional fee when calculating your permit fee estimation.

Permit Fee Tables

The following list only contain fee tables that were amended per Ordinance 122-08. Please refer to the2007 San Francisco Building Codefor other fee tables.

All files are in PDF format.

Table 1A-A

New Construction Building Permit

Alteration Building Permit

No Plans Permit

Table 1A-B Other Building Permit and Plan Review Fees
Table 1A-C Plumbing/Mechanical Permit Issuance and Inspection Fees
Table 1A-D Standard Hourly Rates (Plan Review, Inspection and Administration)
Table 1A-E Electrical Permit Issuance and Inspection Fees
Table 1A-F Specialty Permit
Table 1A-G Inspections, Surveys and Reports
Table 1A-J Miscellaneous Fees (Central Permit Processing Fees, Building Numbers, Extentions of Time, Product Approvals)
Table 1A-K Penalties, Hearings, Code Enforcement Assessments
Table 1A-L

Public Information (Notifications)

Public Information (Reproduction and Dissemenation)

Table 1A-M Boiler Fees
Table 1A-Q Hotel Conservation Ordinance Fees
Table 1A-R Refunds
Table 1A-S Unreinforced Masonry Bearing Wall Building Retrofit

New Code Enforcement Assessment Fees

Customers will see a new code enforcement assessment on one and two-family dwellings as part of their tax bill. These fees will help recover the costs of providing code enforcement services by the DBI. Code enforcement services include responding to public complaints, agency referrals alleging housing/building code violations, as well as help cover the costs of on-site inspections and reinspections to address and correct code violations. Passed unanimously by the Board of Supervisors, ordinance 105-09 became effective July 27, 2009 and provides the City with resources required to provide and preserve safe, functional and code-compliant structures.

For more information, please read the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) regarding these fees.

Request Form For Record Correction, Exemption, and/or Refund  (PDF) (Special Assessment Codes 79, 92 or 93)

Related Links:

  • DBI Fees : Frequently Asked Questions
    Cost Analysis for Table 1A-L (Reproduction and Dissemination of Public Information)
    Note:  As one of the City's enterprise departments, which receives no General Fund tax dollars, DBI is required to set fees that enable it to recover the costs incurred to help balance its budget, as required by law. Per the Sunshine Ordinance Sec. 67.28 Fees for Duplication, a department "...may establish and charge a higher fee than the one cent presumptive fee in subdivision (b) and the 10 cent presumptive fee in subdivision (c) if it prepares and posts an itemized cost analysis establishing that its cost per page impression exceeds 10 cents or one cent, as the case may be...." The itemized cost analysis below show why DBI charges the fees established, and posted, that apply to hard copy prints, as well as to Records Retention.
  • DBI's BPR Implementation Plan
  • Report on the Cost of Services by Matrix Consulting Group
  • Staff Report on Fee Study
Back to Top