Building Department

Holiday Office Hours

The Planning & Building Department is Closed to the Public:
Monday, December 23, 2019 through Friday, January 3, 2020
Open at 8am Monday January 6, 2020.

Staff that is present during this time would be happy to return your call. Please call 415-927-5062 or view the Staff Directory to find staff email addresses.

About the Building Department

The Building Department reviews building permit applications and plans for compliance with State and local building codes including structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and energy efficiency. The department also provides inspection and code enforcement services for all building related construction.

Over-the-Counter Review

  • The Building Official is available on Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for "over the counter reviews".
  • During this time the Building Official is available to answer code questions and review minor residential projects such as kitchen and bathroom remodels over-the-counter.
  • Please contact the office to determine whether or not your project qualifies for an over-the-counter review. (An example of a residential kitchen or bathroom remodel project that does not qualify for an over-the-counter review would be if the property is located in a Flood Zone)
  • Please note that the availability of the Building Official is subject to change depending on staffing.

Inspection Information

  • Inspections must be scheduled 48 hours in advance. Please call (415) 927-5062 to schedule an inspection.
  • Inspections are conducted Monday through Thursday in the mornings from 9 a.m. to Noon and in the afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Inspections are not offered on Fridays, or outside of the above hours.
  • Inspections are limited to first come, first served. Please call with 48 hours advance notice to make the schedule.



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