Permit Center

We are open for in-person Over the Counter services.

The Permit Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. 

Wait times

The Permit Center uses QLess to manage customer lines and wait times.
Queue Wait time
Intake: OTC with plans Closed
Planning: General plan review Closed
Building: Non-Structural Closed
Building: Structural Closed
Mechanical: Plan review Closed
Electrical: Plan review Closed
Fire: Plan review Closed
Public Works: Permits and plan review Closed
PUC: Plan review Closed
Payment: OTC with plans Closed
Last updated: September 22 at 8:26 am

Getting here

Enter on South Van Ness and follow the signs.


​​​​​​​COVID safety protocols

Please note the following changes to our Health and Safety plan as of 08/01/21:

Due to new guidance from the San Francisco Department of Public Health, fully vaccinated members of the public are required to wear a mask in the building.  Unvaccinated customers are also required to wear masks in the building.

  • Social distancing requirements are no longer in effect 
  • Occupancy limits are no longer in effect
  • No customer health screenings 

Please do not visit 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 main entrance, we may ask you additional questions on the reason for your visit. 


1455 Market Garage, Enter on 43 11th St. See more info.

1550 Mission, Enter at 90 11th St. Call 415-638-6119.

1650 Mission St, Lot #87. See more info.


The building is completely ADA accessible. There are no steps to the front doors, and elevators are available inside.


Leave a voicemail and include your email address. We will contact you within 2 business days.

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


On the second floor of 49 South Van Ness (49SVN), the new Permit Center provides a centralized place for construction, special events, and business permitting.

The Permit Center streamlines key services for improving homes and properties, opening and running a business, and planning community events.