The Building and/or Encroachment Permit Process begins with the submittal of an application and required documents to Engineering Division’s Building Permit Group (BPG) at the Permit Desk at Port’s Pier 1 office. Once submitted, the process requires approvals of Port’s Real Estate, Maritime, and Planning Divisions prior to the application being filed and routed for compliance review. Depending on the scope of work, the process may also include review and approval of other agencies with regulatory concerns including, but not limited to, SFFD, SF PUC and the Dept. of Public Health.
Drop-in hours: M-F 8:30 am – 11:30 am (excluding legal holidays).
This is an incredibly challenging time for our entire City and for our employees. Everyone needs to do their part to decrease the spread of the COVID-19 and protect public health. The Permit Desk will be closed starting March 16, 2020 until further notice. At this time you may Apply for a Permit Electronically.