Apply for a building permit

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

What to do

We are now accepting these permit applications online:

Schedule an appointment for all other permits

See our available in-person limited services and other permit submission information.

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 01, 2020