Plumbing Inspection Division

Find key documents and forms for Plumbing Inspections

PID is responsible for assuring, through inspections, the proper functioning for installations of drainage, water, gas, and other mechanical systems covered in the Plumbing and Mechanical Codes. These inspections are carried out in buildings which are newly constructed, remodeled, or repaired.PID additionally inspects fire sprinkler installations to assure compliance with the plans approved by the Fire Department plan check staff, and conducts inspections as required by various ordinances. Such ordinances include: the Night Club and Massage Parlor Ordinances (which require code compliance prior to business license issuance); and the Boiler Ordinance which requires that PID maintain records, send renewal notices, and prepare Notices of Violations against non-complying property owners.


Fill out this form to request a:

  • Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (or an extension)
  • Place of Entertainment
  • Massage Establishment (DPH)
  • Police Permit/Second Hand Dealer
  • Fire Permit Inspection
  • Off-hour inspection
  • Re-inspection
  • Pre-application/Survey inspection
  • Subpoena service
  • Permit extension

Application Permit to install Plumbing worksheet

Plumbing Overtime Request Form

Application Permit to install Mechanical worksheet

PDF table of permit issuance fees for plumbing and mechanical permits.


You can also refer to an online version of the plumbing and mechanical permit fees in the SF Building Code (Table 1A-C).

Plumbing Inspection Division Organizational Chart