Record Request Form

 

Type of Records Available

 

RECORDS AVAILABLE

 

 

 ISSUED DATES

 

 Building Permits

1906 - Present

 Building Permit Job Cards

 1933 - Present

 Certificate of Final Completion / Certificate of Final Completion and Occupancy (CFC/CFO)

 1945 - Present

 Electrical Permits

 1986 - Present

 Plumbing Permits

 1976 - Present

 Mechanical Permits

 2008 - Present

Plans for  Wood-framed buildings

 1960 -  Present

Plans for  High-rise buildings                      

* Only certain high-rise buildings.

1920* - Present

 

Starting the Public Records Request Process:

If you would like to request the reproduction of public records within the Department's possession, please take the following steps below. 

  1. Complete the Records Request form to the best of your ability. Fill out the form here. Submitting incomplete forms will delay processing of your request.
  2. Submit your completed form using one of the three options below: 
    • Recommended Option: Visit our offices at 49 South Van Ness Avenue, Suite 400, San Francisco. Customer Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4::00 p.m. Make sure to sign in no later than 3:30 p.m. to ensure you will be assisted the same day. EXCEPTION: On Wednesdays our offices open to the public at 9:00 a.m.
    • Email the form to dbi.records3r@sfgov.org . You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of receipt.
    • Send the form by mail to:
      • Attn: Records Management Division, 49 South Van Ness Avenue, Suite 400 San Francisco, CA 94103
  3. We accept six (6) total requests per business day per applicant. We consider an applicant to be a company, individual or organization. A request form for each property address is required.
  4. Bring your receipt & photo ID when picking up records in person when applicable.
  5. If you request hardcopy printouts, there is a $0.10 cents fee per page.

Requesting Copies of Plans

We are not able to reproduce plan sets without the approval of the current property owner and design professionals listed on the plan sets, per the California Health and Safety Code, which prohibits the duplication of the official building plans, or documents such as reports and calculations found in the plans. To request a copy of plans, please visit here for more information: https://sfdbi.org/DOP

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the public records process, please email dbi.records3R@sfgov.org or call us at (628) 652-3420 Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.