The Permit Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.
We offer In-person over-the-counter (OTC) permits and services at the Permit Center. Come on in!
Check current Permit Center wait times before you come in. Expect longer wait times during the middle of the day. We strongly recommend arriving in the morning for shorter wait times in the Permit Center.
In-House permits; larger and more complicated projects are submitted directly to the Department of Building Inspections. See instructions on how to submit In-House projects
Interested in doing business with the City? Join us for the City Administrator's 2-day virtual Small Business Summit on October 5-6, 2021. Small businesses will learn how the City procures goods and services, where to find upcoming opportunities, and about compliance requirements for contractors and suppliers. The Summit will also feature tailored technical assistance workshops, including how to become a certified Local Business Enterprise (LBE). Register for free at: www.sf.gov/2021bizsummit
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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- Social distancing requirements are no longer in effect
- Occupancy limits are no longer in effect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.
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.