Inspection Scheduling Procedures

You may schedule, reschedule or cancel an Inspection, as well as obtain results,  by calling DBI’s newly-activated Scheduling Number: (415)575-6955. 

Electrical and Plumbing contractors with a valid username and password may also schedule their inspections online.

You may schedule an inspection required by a building, electrical, mechanical or plumbing permit by:

  • Visiting the Inspection Services office at 1660 Mission Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Calling (415) 558-6570, Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. You can shorten the waiting time by avoiding the busiest first and last 45 minutes.

When requesting for an inspection, please have the following information ready:

  1. Number of your:
    • Building Permit Application
    • Electrical Permit
    • Plumbing Permit
    • Mechanical Permit
  2. Type of Building: Residential or Commercial
  3. Location of Inspection:
    • Unit Number
    • Floor(s)
    • Basement
    • Roof
    • Space Number
    • Etc
  4. Type of Inspection:
    • Building: Reinforcing Steel, Rough Frame, Insulation, OK to Cover, Sheetrock, Final, etc.
    • Electrical: Rough Wiring, Green Tag, Fire Alarm, Survey, Final, etc.
    • Plumbing: Underground, Rough Plumbing, Fire Sprinkler, Final, etc.
    • Mechanical: Underground, Rough Mechanical, Final, etc.
    • If you are requesting an inspection from the Housing Inspection Services Division, such as a Routine Inspection for a hotel, residential motel or apartment building, please contact the Housing Inspection Services Division at 1660 Mission Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 or (415) 558-6220.
  5. Preferred Inspection: Session (AM/PM) and date
  6. Contact or Site Person: Name / Contact Phone (Office/Cellular)