About Us

Patrick O'Riordan, C.B.O., Director
DBI At-A-Glance
DBI Organizational Charts 
Reform Initiatives
Statement of Incompatible Activities
DBI Racial Equity Plan

DBI Racial Equity Progress Report
Controller's Budget Website
Budget FY 22-23 and FY 23-24

 

PURPOSE

To serve the City and County of San Francisco and the general public by ensuring that life and property within the City and County are safeguarded, and to provide a public forum for community involvement in that process.

MISSION STATEMENT

Under the direction and management of the seven-member citizen Building Inspection Commission, to oversee the effective, efficient, fair and safe enforcement of the City and County of San Francisco 's Building, Housing, Plumbing, Electrical, and Mechanical Codes, along with the Disability Access Regulations.


BACKGROUND

The Department of Building Inspection (DBI) was created by voter referendum under Proposition G in 1994. The charter amendment established the body known as the Building Inspection Commission (BIC) which was designed to provide representation for the various communities which interact with the Building Department.


ORGANIZATION

The Building Inspection Commission provides policy direction to the Department of Building Inspection. DBI is managed by Director Patrick O'Riordan, who reports to the Building Inspection Commission. Director O'Riordan is supported by Christine Gasparac, Assistant Director; Joseph Duffy, Deputy Director of Inspection Services; and Neville Pereira, Deputy Director of Permit Services.

 

THE DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION
AT-A-GLANCE

Permit and Inspection Activity for 2020-2021

View our latest Annual Report

Employees

291

Number of Permits Issued

50,000 Total Permits Issued

Construction Valuation

$2,640,365,692.69

Number of Inspections
 

119,000 Total Inspections Performed