What to Expect During Construction in Your Neighborhood
As San Francisco continues it's building boom, here are some things to expect during a construction project in your neighborhood:
HOURS OF CONSTRUCTION
Building construction can occur during the hours of 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, seven days a week, including holidays.
Any work done before or after these hours must not exceed the noise level of five decibels at the nearest lot line unless a special permit has been granted to allow this. Five decibels is similar to the sound of a screw gun installing screws in drywall. Construction related noise complaints can be directed to the Department of Building Inspection, Inspection Services at (415) 558-6570. Construction related complaints beyond the allowed hours should be directed to your local police station. You may also file noise complaints with SF311.
Construction projects often require the use of street parking for trucks or construction debris boxes. Street Space Permits are issued by the Department of Public Works - Bureau of Street Use and Mapping. For more information, contact DPW-BSM at (415) 558-6060.
ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY
If you suspect illegal construction activity or work without permits, you may call Inspection Services at (415) 558-6570 during normal business hours to file a complaint. When filing a complaint, please provide us with the valid property address and the type of work being done. You may also file a complaint online. Complaints via phone outside of normal business hours may be directed to San Francisco 3-1-1.
WHO IS MY DISTRICT INSPECTOR?
District Inspectors are tasked with ensuring contstruction projects are built according to approved plans and are up to code. Need to speak to your district inspector? Find out who your inspector is and their contact information here.