Bring plans to the Permit Center for paper in-house review

Get a pre-plan check and submit plans for paper in-house review.

What to do

1. Plan your visit

Schedule an appointment to submit your plans. Email us at and attach all of your forms and applications.

2. Gather your printed plans and documents

Bring 2 sets of plans.

You can download reference checklists for residential and commercial permits. Plan reviewers will use these to make sure your plans are complete. You do not have to submit these checklists with your application.

3. Come to the Permit Center

Go to your assigned in-house processing counter.

Permit Center

49 South Van Ness
2nd floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Mon to Tue, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Wed, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thu to Fri, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

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What to expect at the Permit Center

Permit applicants will get a building permit application number and be taken to a pre-plan check station.

A plan reviewer will make sure the plans are complete and applications include all required documents.

Your plans will stay with us. We will let you know if you need to respond to plan checker comments. You must submit revised paper plans only to the assigned plan checker by appointment.

Last updated January 11, 2023