In recognition of Small Business and Building Safety Month, the Board of Supervisors passed unanimously for the third consecutive year, an ordinance that waives DBI and Planning Department permit review fees for awnings, signs on awning replacements and pedestrian level lightning. The waivers apply only to permits issued in May 2014.
The program, sponsored by Supervisor Katy Tang, was developed in partnership with the Department of Building Inspection, the Planning Department, the Office of Economic & Workforce Development, and the Office of Small Business.
A small business is defined as a business with 100 or fewer employees. Permits under consideration to be waived are required to go through the standard review process with the Department of Building Inspection.
For more information about the fee waiver program, please contact:
Department of Building Inspection
1660 Mission Street