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Request for Duplication of Official Building Plans

 

EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2014

To obtain copies of the official building plans,  please follow the procedures listed below.

  1. View the documents first through our Record Request Form (PDF). All requests for plans are for view first only. We will NOT print any plans until permission is granted by the current property owner and any listed certified licensed registered professionals who stamped and/or signed the plans.
  1. If you ARE the Property Owner, you will be asked to sign an Affidavit of Owner (PDF) in the presence of a Records Management staff when submitting the request. 
     
    1. If you are signing the Affidavit of Owner on behalf of a corporation, LLC, bank, condominium homeowner’s association, etc.), please bring a separate letter on official letterhead explaining the authority of the person who signs this form on behalf of the group.  If the owner is a trust, please include a copy of the trust that lists your name as a trustee.
  1. If you are NOT the Property Owner, you are required to submit a Notarized (PDF) Affidavit of Owner to the Records Management Division at the time the request for Duplication of Plans is submitted. 
     
    1. If you are signing the Affidavit of Owner on behalf of a corporation, LLC, bank, condominium homeowner’s association, etc.), please bring a separate letter on official letterhead explaining the authority of the person who signs this form on behalf of the group.  If the owner is a trust, please include a copy of the trust that lists your name as a trustee.
  1. No requests for duplication of plans will be accepted without the Notarized Affidavit of Owner.  Click here to obtain the required forms.
  1. Once you are ready to submit the Request for Duplication of Plans,
  1. Complete DBI Affidavit of Certified/Licensed/Registered Professional Form for each Design Professional that signed and/or stamped the requested plans.  This form is available only at our office.
  1. Sign the Declaration for Duplication of Official Building Plans - Applicant. This is available only at our office after viewing the plans.
     
  2. Submit all paperwork to DBI Staff at the office.
  1. Effective August 30, 2014, per Ordinance#164-14, there will be a six-month temporary 7% fee reduction. The Administration Fee will be $48.00 per set of plans. 
  1. Pay the $48.00 Administration Fee per each plan set + certified mailing fee of $6.48 for each design professional letter. 
  1. Please be patient! The design professional has up to 30 days from the date the certified letter was mailed to respond to the request.

Please call (415) 558-6080 for further assistance.

 

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