Plumbing Inspection Division

Image of plumbing inspector conducting an inspectionPlumbing Inspection Division (PID) is responsible for assuring, through inspections, the proper functioning for installations of drainage, water, gas, and other mechanical systems covered in the Plumbing and Mechanical Codes. These inspections are carried out in buildings which are newly constructed, remodeled, or repaired.PID additionally inspects fire sprinkler installations to assure compliance with the plans approved by the Fire Department plan check staff, and conducts inspections as required by various ordinances. Such ordinances include: the Night Club and Massage Parlor Ordinances (which require code compliance prior to business license issuance); and the Boiler Ordinance which requires that PID maintain records, send renewal notices, and prepare Notices of Violations against non-complying property owners.

To improve our service, starting July 3, 2022, DBI will limit plumbing inspections to the number of plumbing inspections initially purchased with the plumbing permit. Additional plumbing inspections can be purchased by the permit applicant for $158.10 each.



For more information, contact

Department of Building Inspection

Plumbing Inspection Services

49 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor

San Francisco CA 94103

(628) 652-3450 Phone

(628) 652-3409 Fax

(628) 652-3401 Automated Inspection Scheduling

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Plumbing Inspection Division District Map

Plumbing Inspection Division Map

 Plumbing Inspection Division Organizational Chart

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