Trades Permit

File Your Trades Permit

If you are a licensed contractor with an online DBI account, you can file your trades permit, such as electrical, plumbing and mechanical, and Boiler Permit to Operate. Using this online account, sign-in to your account clicking the link below to file your permit: You can also schedule your trades inspection online when ready.
If you already have an account, please click the link below to file your permit:
Don’t have an account? 
If you don't have an online account or you are a homeowner needing to obtain a permit, you can email DBI staff at to file your permit. B license contractors filing trades permits can also use this email to file your permit. 

Take these steps to register for a new account:
If you are a licensed contractor qualifying for online permit submission and would like to set up an online account, start the registration process by taking the steps below. 
Step 2: To access these DBI online services, please complete the Contractor’s Agreement and Terms of Service form (PDF).
Step 3: Send the Contractor’s Agreement and Terms of Service form completed and signed to the Department of Building Inspection, Management Information Services via the methods below. Upon receipt of this form and with license verification completed, DBI Online Services will issue your account, which will enable you to print permits from home.
  • Mail: 49 South Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94103 Attn: Online Permitting
  • Fax: (628) 652-3489
  • Email:
Online Permit Filing Convenience Fee: A convenience/service fee will be applied, of up to 2.5% with a minimum of $2.00 for Electrical, Plumbing and Boiler permits in addition to all current DBI Fees.
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