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Over-the-counter (OTC) permits

The Department of Building Inspection reviews every building permit application for life safety and building code compliance. We provide over-the-counter review for simple permit applications.

How it works
Qualify
 
Review our list to see if your project qualifies for OTC review.
Plans
 
Check if you need plans.
Find forms
 
See our required forms for your project.
Fill out forms
 
Follow our instructions to fill out the forms for your project.
Apply
 
Come to the Permit Center.

Services

Open at the Permit Center

We are open for some in-person building permit services. See critical visit info and current wait times.