Over-the-counter permits without plan: Monday to Friday 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Fire-only permits: Monday to Thursday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Over-the-counter with plans permits: Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
- Join the same-day queue. Opens at 8 a.m. every weekday.
- Schedule a future appointment to submit your OTC with plans permit
- Need an earlier appointment? Sign up to join the waitlist by emailing your request at email@example.com
Permit applications requiring additional plan review: Monday to Friday after 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Join the queue when you get to the Permit Center. An appointment is not required.
Plan review for DPH: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
|Intake: OTC with plans||5 minutes|
|Planning: General plan review||28 minutes|
|Building: Structural||5 minutes|
|Mechanical: Plan review||14 minutes|
|Electrical: Plan review||5 minutes|
|Fire: Plan review||9 minutes|
|Public Works: Plan review||5 minutes|
|PUC: Plan review||9 minutes|
|Payment: OTC with plans||5 minutes|
|Last updated: June 22 at 2:13 pm|
Enter on South Van Ness and follow the signs.
COVID safety protocols
Updated 6/15/21: Face Coverings will still be required at all City and County of San Francisco buildings.
We will screen visitors before you enter the building.
You will not be allowed to enter if you have:
- Any COVID symptoms
- Tested positive for the virus in the past 10 days
- Been in close contact with someone who has tested positive in the past 10 to 14 days
As you arrive outside the Forum doors, we will confirm your appointment. We will ask you for:
- Your email address
- Reason for visiting the Permit Center
Depending on the reason for your visit, we may ask you additional questions.
The building is completely ADA accessible. There are no steps to the front doors, and elevators are available inside.
The Permit Center streamlines key services for improving homes and properties, opening and running a business, and planning community events.
The Permit Center will also improve permitting processes by opening a print and business center and implementing a queue management system.