Inspection Process

Inspection Times:

Monday thru Friday morning beginning at 7 am and no later than noon. 

Scheduling Inspections

To schedule an inspection call (415) 927-5033 or email

Please call or email for inspection no later than noon the day before. For a Monday inspection, the request needs to be in by noon Friday. Please leave the following information:

  • Permit number
  • Complete street address, including unit/suite numbers if any. (For commercial include tenant name)
  • Contact name and phone number
  • Day and time that you would like the inspection
  • 7 am-9 am
  • 9 am-Noon
  • Type of inspection requested (for example framing, tear-off, plumbing final, etc.)

The Building Inspector is available at the Building Department counter Mondays and Wednesdays between 9 am and 10 am. Code questions can be asked by calling (415) 927-5033 or emailing

Keep your permit active 

To keep your permit active, you must have the work inspected within 180 days from the date of issuance. Permits valued up to and including $100,000 are valid for 12 months; permits valued up to $1,000,000 are valid for 18 months and; permits valued over $1,000,000 are valid for 24 months.