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Due to the San Francisco Health Order C19-07b (Health Order) to shelter-in-place, the Department of Building Inspection’s office at 49 South Van Ness Avenue is currently closed to the public. DBI staff is answering calls and emails and providing permit and inspection services, as necessary. Please bear with us as we work to respond to your inquiry during these challenging times. Our services are available Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.



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Department of Building Inspection
49 South Van Ness Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94103
(628) 652-3200 General Information
(628) 652-3239 Fax