Building Inspection Commission

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

In this page:

    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.

    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.

    5078,
    Raquel Bito, AIA
    President
    Senior Associate at HOK
    5078,
    Jason Tam
    Vice President
    Landlord
    5078,
    5078,
    Angie Sommer, SE
    Associate Principal at ZFA Structural Engineers
    5078,
    Bianca Neumann
    Director of Business Development at EAH Housing

    Staff

    5078,
    Sonya Harris
    Secretary
    5078,
    Monique Mustapha
    Assistant secretary

    Contact

    Building Inspection Commission

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

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