Property Condition Assessment Survey

housesIf you are conducting a Property Condition Assessment Survey for a property in San Francisco, please check here if you can find the answers to your questions prior to submitting a Records Request.

Here are some frequently asked questions:

1. Does the Subject Property have any outstanding building code violations?
You can check if a property has received a Notice of Violation (NOV) by going to the Permit/Complaint Tracking System, searching the desired address and checking “Complaints.” You may request copies of these NOVs, if any, by submitting a public records request.

2. What Building Code is enforced?
The 2013 San Francisco Building Code is currently enforced. You may view codes here.

3. What is the local Zoning Ordinance classification of the property?
You can look up Zoning Ordinance on the Planning Department’s Property Information Map.  

4. When was the Subject built?
You can look up this information under the Assessors’ tab on the Planning Department’s Property Information Map.

5. Does the Subject have a Certificate of Occupancy?
You may request copies of Certificate of Occupancy and other related building records from the Records Management Division.

6. What is the last date of Inspection?
You can check the last date of inspection by reviewing recent permits by going to the Permit/Complaint Tracking System.

7. Does the Subject have any building permits?
You may view permit history on the Permit/Complaint Tracking System.

8. Are there any existing or pending building or fire/life safety code requirements that the Subject Property would not be grandfathered and therefore compliance would then be mandatory?
For questions relating to codes, please contact the Technical Services Division.

9. Are there any municipal required procedures or mandated improvements that are triggered by a change of ownership/title such as: a re-inspection by the Building Department, the installation of sprinklers, installing water conservation devices, etc.?
For questions relating to codes, please contact the Technical Services Division.

10. Are any permits available or former or current underground storage tanks?
The Department of Building Inspection does not keep records of storage tanks. Please contact the Department of Public Health

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