Find your project type
Get an OTC permit for your interior residential remodel
Follow these instructions for projects like kitchen, bath, and other interior residential remodels.
Get an OTC permit for your exterior residential project
Follow these instructions for doors, windows, reroofing, decks, fences, and other common exterior projects.
Get an OTC permit for your commercial project
Follow our instructions to comply with our commercial construction requirements to get your building permit.
Get a building permit to do a Soft Story retrofit
Follow these instructions for Soft Story permits.
Get a permit to install a sign or an awning
Follow our processes to fill out the right forms, prepare your drawings, and come to the Permit Center.
Permit process for existing awnings (available for a limited time)
Follow this simplified process to get a permit for an existing awning with most fees waived.
Permit process for existing laundromat alterations
Follow this simplified process to get a permit for alterations to existing laundromats
Recheck your plans for your building permit application
Recheck your plans with the plan checker from your first review. Email your plan checker to coordinate a time to meet.
Track your building permit application or property complaint
Find building permits for current and past construction projects in our permit tracking system.
Gather documents for your building permit issuance
Bring these documents to get your building permit issued.
Get a fire-only permit
We are open for fire-only scopes of work.
Get a street space permit
Apply for a permit to use part of the street or sidewalk for building construction and other construction related work.
Plant a street tree
Get a permit to plant a tree on the sidewalk.
Get your small business permits with a 30-day review
Open a new business or change your business operations under Prop H.
Open at the Permit Center
We are open for some in-person building permit services. See critical visit info and current wait times.