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DBI is the regulatory building safety agency responsible for overseeing the effective and efficient enforcement of building, electrical, plumbing, disability access and housing codes for the City and County of San Francisco’s more than 200,000 commercial and residential buildings.
The Department of Building Inspection's office at 1660 Mission Street is partially closed to the public. We are providing curbside Over-the-Counter services. Visit here for more information. Our staff is answering calls and emails and providing permit and inspection services. We are available Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm. 
Construction is allowed per the Order of the Health Officer No. C19-07c, provided owners or its agents adhere to Construction Safety Protocols as required in the Order. Visit here for more information.
Stay home. Together we can protect each other during this public health emergency.

Online Services

Submit Qualifying Permits Through City Website

Submit qualifying permits for processing.

Track your Permit & Complaint Online

Visit the Permit & Complaint Tracking System to monitor the progress of your project or complaint filed with DBI.

Instant Online Permit

Contractors with a registered DBI account can apply for plumbing, electrical and Boiler-to-Operate permits online

Scheduling Inspections Online

You may call or contractors with a registered DBI account can schedule the inspection online. 

Filing a Complaint

You may call or go online to file a complaint with DBI relating to the following: building, plumbing, electrical, housing, disability access, and other construction-related complaints.

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