Administrative Bulletins

San Francisco Building Code

AB-001 Preparing Administrative Bulletins
AB-004 Priority Permit Processing Guidelines
AB-005 Local Equivalency Case-by-Case Application Procedures 
AB-006 Accessible Restrooms Located within a Reasonable Distance. Superceded by DA-10
AB-009 Local Equivalency for Approval of New Openings in New and Existing Building Property Line Walls 
AB-010 Local Equivalency for Approval of Communicating Openings Between Buildings on Separate Properties
AB-011 Use of Powered Door Operators in Lieu of Exterior and Interior Door Side Clearances. Superceded by DA-05
AB-012 Use of Powered Door Operators in Lieu of Level Landings at Doors. Superceded by DA-04
AB-013 Application of Disabled Access Provisions to Historic Buildings
AB-015 Allowable Temporary Interruptions to Disabled Access
AB-017 Exception to Requirements for Disabled Access to Vacant Spaces
AB-018 Local Equivalency for Approval of Emergency Escape or Rescue Windows at Courts and Lightwells
AB-019 Local Equivalency for Approval of Fire Escapes as a Required Means of Egress
AB-020 Local Equivalency for Exiting Through a Garage Area for Type V, Group R Buildings
AB-023 Crane Site Safety Plan – For the operation of tower cranes on high-rise building structures
AB-025 Pre-application Requirements for State Industrial Safety Permit for Certain Trenching, Demolition,and Construction Activities
AB-026 Noise Insulation Enforcement Procedures
AB-027 Illegal Unit Re-occupancy Enforcement Procedures
AB-028 Pre-application and Pre-addendum Plan Review Procedures
AB-029 HELD FOR REVISION: Procedure for Approval of Homeless Shelters
AB-031 Identification of Revisions on Pages of Drawings
AB-032 Site Permit Processing. Legacy Version
AB-035 Procedure for Assigning Street Numbers (Addresses)
AB-036 Special Inspection for Demolition Work
AB-037 Non-complying Exit Separation in Existing Group B, F-1, M, S-1 and S-2 Occupancies. Legacy Version
AB-040 Referral of Design Professionals and Contractors to Regulatory Agencies
AB-042 Board of Examiners: Request for Variance, New Materials, or Alternate Methods of Construction
AB-043 Ventilation of Public Spaces in Group R Occupancies
AB-046 Special Inspection and Structural Observation Documentation Procedures 
AB-047 Specific Submittal Criteria for Reports, Special Inspections and Final Acceptance Testing of Smoke Control Systems
AB-056 Disabled Access Compliance Status Documentation
AB-057 Local Equivalency for Approval of Roof Hatches in Lieu of Stairway Penthouse in Designated Buildings
AB-058 Procedures for Seismic Instrumentation of New Buildings
AB-060 Information Technology Rooms Defined and Requirements
AB-078 Criteria for Waiving Special Inspection Requirements for Signs, Awnings and Canopies
AB-082 Guidelines and Procedures for Structural, Geotechnical, and Seismic Hazard Engineering Design Review
AB-083 Requirements and Guidelines for the Seismic Design of New Tall Buildings using Non-Prescriptive Seismic-Design Procedures
AB-084 Guidelines for the Structural Review of Continuous Tiedown Systems Used to Resist Overturning of Light-Framed Wood Shear Walls
AB-088 Collection and Storage of Trash, Recycling and Compostable Materials
AB-090 Destination-Based Elevator Control System Requirements
AB-093 Implementation of Green Building Regulations (For related forms, see Green Building)
AB-094 Definition and Design Criteria for Voluntary Seismic Upgrade of Soft-Story, Type V (wood-frame) Buildings
AB-098 Post-Earthquake Repair and Retrofit Requirements for Wood-Frame Residential Buildings with Three or More Dwelling Units
AB-099 Post-Earthquake Repair and Retrofit Requirements for Concrete Buildings
AB-100 Post-Earthquake Repair and Retrofit Requirements for One- and Two-Family Units
AB-105 Voluntary Sprinkler Protection for Existing High-Rise Buildings
AB-106 Procedures for Implementation of SFEBC Chapter 4D 
AB-107 Application of Engineering Criteria in SFEBC Chapter 4D 
AB-108 Application of California Existing Building Code, Appendix Chapter A3
AB-109 Application of Engineering Criteria in SFEBC Section 329 (For Related Forms See Private School Structures)
AB-110 Building Facade Inspection and Maintenance
AB-111 Guidelines for Preparation of Geotechnical and Earthquake Ground Motion Reports for Foundation Design and Construction of Tall Buildings
AB-112 Implementation of All Electric New Construction Regulations