Instant Online Permit

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Step 1:

Read and comply with the Instructions and Registration Requirements for DBI Online Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing permits

Step 2:

To access these DBI online services, please complete the Contractor’s Agreement and Terms of Service (PDF)

Step 3:

Send completed and signed form to the Department of Building Inspection, Management Information Services via

  • Drop Off/Mail: 1660 Mission Street . San Francisco, CA 94103 Attn: Online Permitting
  • Fax: (415) 558-6464
  • Email:

Upon receipt of this form, with license verification completed, DBI Online Services will issue your Usernames and Passwords and enable you to print permits.

As of July 1, 2017, there is a convenience/service fee increase to 2.55% with $2.49 minimum for Electrical, Plumbing and Boiler permits . in addition to all current DBI Fees that apply.

If you have any questions, please contact