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					    Meet the DBI Pros Summit
       October 11-12, 2007
Isam Hasenin, P.E., C.B.O., Director

     How To Obtain a Permit
How to Obtain a Permit
      Raymond Lui, S.E.
          Deputy Director
   Manager of Plan Review Services


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            Purpose of this Session


 To understand the permitting process
 To know the regulating agencies
 To understand permit review options
 To learn about rules and regulations
 To be aware of available resources




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Audience Survey




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          Benefits of Getting a Permit


 Provide minimum standards for
  habitability & fire life safety
 Provide minimum standards for
  structural and seismic safety
 Provide minimum standards for energy
  conservation
 Provide verification that construction
  meets minimum standards of care

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          Work Not Requiring a Permit


 Tool/storage sheds ≤ 100 sq ft roof area
 Front fences ≤ 3’ high
 Other fences ≤ 6’ high
 Movable cases and counters
 Partitions < 5’-9” high
 Retaining walls ≤ 4’ high (bottom of
  footing to top of wall) without surcharge

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          Work Not Requiring a Permit


 Platforms and walks not part of an exit,
  ≤ 30’’ high above adjacent grade
 Painting and papering
 Minor repairs to interior plaster and
  sheet rock
 Floor covering not requiring removal of
  existing floor framing
 Glazing repair

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             Work Not Requiring a Permit


   Electrical
     Low voltage installations
     Cover plates
     Residential fixture replacement



   Plumbing
     Residential fixture replacement
     Residential low-flow toilet replacement



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            Permit Review Options


 Over-the-Counter
  (OTC) permit review
 Submitted projects
 Site permit
 Parallel review




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           Over-the-Counter Permit Review


 Alterations with no plans
 Alterations with plans
     Building and structural plan review
      (including disabled access review
      for commercial projects)
     Mechanical plan review

     Fire Department plan review




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             Alterations with No Plans
                   OTC Permit Review




 Dry rot repair
 Re-roofing (except cool roof)
 Window replacement
 Garage door replacement (same size)
 Non-structural kitchen & bathroom
  remodel
 Replacement/repair of stucco or siding

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             Alterations with No Plans
                  OTC Permit Review




 Changing walls (non-rated) from stucco
  to siding or vice versa (pictures are
  required by Planning Department)
 Installation of anchor bolts & plywood
  sheathing on the ground floor of
  residential buildings
 Notice of Violation compliance without
  plans
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                  Alterations with Plans
                      OTC Permit Review




   OTC permit review or submitted
    project?
     Depends on the complexity of the project
     Planning Department may require
      neighborhood notification
   OTC permit review by multiple agencies



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                     Initial Permit Review
              OTC Permit Review – Alterations with Plans



   Initial screening of permit application
     Applicant information
     Scope of work, building characteristics
     Completeness of submittal package
     Quality of submittal package

 Review and approval of alteration
  projects with no plans
 Routing to necessary review agencies


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                       OTC Plan Review
              OTC Permit Review – Alterations with Plans




 Planning Department
 Department of Building Inspection
     Building and structural
     Mechanical

 Fire Department
 Bureau of Street-Use and Mapping
 Public Utilities Commission


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                                Permit Issuance
                  OTC Permit Review – Alterations with Plans



   Payment of fees                   Contractor requirements
       Planning, DBI, SFFD               Licensed in the State of
        plan review                        California
       DBI field inspection              San Francisco business
       Public Utilities                   tax certificate
        Commission                        Workmen’s compensation
       Transit impact                     insurance
        development                       Cal/OSHA safety permit
       San Francisco Unified
        School District               Issuance of job card



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               Submitted Projects


 Complicated projects that cannot be
  reviewed in one-hour
 Projects requiring neighborhood
  notification
 Site Permit and Addenda process
 Parallel review



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              Pre-Application Meetings
                   Submitted Projects



 Department of
  Building Inspection
 Fire Department
 Code interpretation
  in writing




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                    Initial Permit Review
                       Submitted Projects



   Initial screening of permit application
     Applicant information
     Scope of work, building characteristics
     Completeness of submittal package
     Quality of submittal package

 Payment of plan review fees
 Determination of routing to required
  review agencies

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                        Plan Review
                        Submitted Projects




 Planning Department
 Department of Building Inspection
     Building and structural
     Mechanical

 Fire Department
 Bureau of Street-Use and Mapping
 Public Utilities Commission


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                                Permit Issuance
                                 Submitted Projects



   Payment of fees                    Contractor requirements
       DBI field inspection               Licensed in the State of
       Public Utilities                    California
        Commission                         San Francisco business
       Transit impact                      tax certificate
        development                        Workmen’s compensation
       San Francisco Unified               insurance
        School District                    Cal/OSHA safety permit


                                       Issuance of job card



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                   Additional Permits


   Department of Building Inspection
     Electrical
     Plumbing
     B and C licensed contractors
     Homeowners

   DPW – Bureau of Street Use & Mapping
     Street space during construction
     Encroachment



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              Planning Department


 San Francisco Planning Code
 Zoning and use districts
 Setbacks, yards and heights
 Residential Design Guidelines
 Historic preservation




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             Planning Department


 Project Review with planners
 Pre-Application with neighbors
 Planning Commission
 Discretionary Review
 Maintain good neighborhood character
 Proposition M findings
 Private views not regulated

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         Educate and Prepare Yourself


 Contact Planning Department
 Review DBI printed materials/pamphlets
 Browse DBI website: www.sfgov.org/dbi
 Visit the San Francisco Permit Center
 Consult a design professional




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           Introducing the DBI Pros


 Permit Services
 Plan Review Services
 Inspection Services




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           Introducing Pros from other
             San Francisco Agencies


 Planning Department
 Fire Department
 Department of Public Works –
  Bureau of Street Use and Mapping




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             Thank You for Attending!


 We value you and your opinion
 We are here to assist you
 Our goal is to improve the value of our
  services to better serve you
 We’ll continue to listen to your priorities
 New improvements are on the horizon
 Please fill out evaluation forms

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