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Instant Online Permit

NOTICE: DBI Online Services will be unavailable on Saturday, February 28 from 12:00am-12:00pm for system maintenance.

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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.

There is a $9.00 convenience fee for Electrical and Plumbing permits and a $1.35 convenience fee for Boiler PTOs, in addition to all current DBI Fees that apply.

If you have any questions, please contact

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