Building Inspection Commission

We manage the Department of Building Inspection and oversee enforcement of the city's building codes.

Meetings

Schedule

Third Wednesday of every month. Meetings are accessible, open to the public, and aired live on SFGovTV Channel 78 and SFGovTV website. Meetings are held in-person and on WebEx.

Meeting recordings

Archives of Building Inspection Commission meeting recordings can be found at SFGovTV.

Events

There are no upcoming events right now.


About

The San Francisco Building Inspection Commission and the Department of Building Inspection were created by voter referendum in 1994. The Building Inspection Commission was designed to provide representation for the various communities, which interact with the Building Department. The Building Inspection Commission recommends candidates to serve as the director of DBI, sets policy, hears various appeals on issues leading up to the issuance of building permits, sits as the Abatement Appeals Board to hear appeals of Director's Orders of Abatement, and provides a public forum through their monthly meetings.

People

Commission members

Currently, the seven different commission slots are filled by a structural engineer, a licensed architect, a residential tenant, a residential builder, a residential landlord, a community based non-profit housing developer, and a member of the general public at large. The Mayor appoints four positions and the President of the Board of Supervisors appoints three. 

Two seats are currently vacant.

8245,
Raquel Bito, AIA
Senior Associate at HOK
8245,
Jason Tam
Landlord
8245,
8245,
Angie Sommer, SE
Associate Principal at ZFA Structural Engineers
8245,
Bianca Neumann
Director of Business Development at EAH Housing
8245,
Earl Shaddix
Public Seat

Staff

Contact

Department of Building Inspection

Building Inspection Commission
49 South Van Ness
5th floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
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