Apply for a building permit

Accepting only 100% affordable housing, Development Agreement projects, and some changes to ongoing permits.

What to do

We are currently accepting new and revised online permit applications for:

  • 100% affordable housing projects
  • Development Agreement projects

Development Agreement projects have a legal agreement with the City and a project sponsor that are approved by the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor.

Apply for your building permit application for one of these projects.

We are also accepting these applications:

Schedule an appointment for all other permits

See our guidance on submitting an Over-the-Counter permit application or an In-House Review permit.

Fire-only permits

As part of our limited services, we will accept Fire-only permits for drop-off. See more permit submission information.

Previous submissions

If you already applied online, your permit will be processed in the order it was received. See our building permit status updates.

Emergency projects

If you think your project qualifies as an emergency project, please contact DBI at dbi.emergencyresponse@sfgov.org for assistance.

Last updated October 12, 2021