Permit Services

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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) online or in-person. 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, SF Dept. of Inspections, SF Fire Dept., SF Public Utilities Comm., SF Dept. of Public Health, SF Municipal Transportation Agency, and SF Public Works.
Effective June 15, 2021, the Permit Desk will be open on a limited basis: Tuesday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Appointments are not required)
We provide limited in-person permit and records production services, along with field inspection and complaint response services. We are available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5pm by phone and email. We continue to receive a large volume of email inquiries and calls. Please bear with us as we may be delayed in processing your permit and responding to your email. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this public health crisis.

Please continue to Apply for a Permit Electronically.

**EFFECTIVE JANUARY 01, 2021** Plumbing Permits & Plumbing Inspection Procedures