Earthquake Safety Fair

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
99 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

On June 13, the Department of Building Inspection will host the 2018 Earthquake Safety Fair at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (99 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102) from 10am-4pm. This event will feature an exhibitor hall and informative workshops, along with hands-on emergency training.

Property owners, this event will be your opportunity to meet with various City agencies, contractors, design professionals, and financial resources to assist you with your building permit and earthquake safety questions.

Register for a ticket to attend this event. After you register, you'll be notified of event updates such as workshop offerings and training topics.


  • Home Remodeling Process Made Stress Free - Meet the Experts 
    Time: 11:30am-12:30pm
    At this workshop, you will learn about when do you need permits and what type of permits do you need for your home improvement projects? This workshop will cover the essential information for people interested in remodeling their home, including kitchens, baths, decks, stairs and vertical or horizontal additions.
  • Making the Best use of the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) & Unit Legalization Programs 
    Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
    At this workshop, you will learn about how you can turn your unused storage space into dwelling units and legalize your ‘in-law units’ without penalty. This workshop covers the requirements for homeowners to legalize existing ‘in-law units’. Additionally, we will discuss new requirements that allow you to turn your unused spaces within your building envelope into accessory dwelling units.
  • Complying with the Accessible Business Program
    Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm

    At this workshop, you will learn about the City's new accessibility law, the Accessible Business Entrance (ABE). This new program helps property owners comply with existing state and federal accessibility laws and helps people with disabilities gain greater access to goods and services offered by businesses in San Francisco. Passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2016 (Ordinance No. 51-16), the ordinance requires that existing buildings with a place of “public accommodation” have all primary entrances accessible for people with disabilities from the public right of way. If your business serves the public, this program may apply to you. 

    Topics to be covered, include:

    • Program Overview

    • Step-by-step Review on Completing the Pre-Screening and Category Compliance Checklist forms

    • Building Permitting Process

    • Technical Infeasibilities & Unreasonable Hardships


Interested in becoming an exhibitor? Register to become an exhibitor at this free public event where 1,000 people are expected to attend. There is no fee to participate. First come, first serve. Participants will be provided a table and two chairs. We are unable to provide power so please plan accordingly. Sign up here. Space is limited.