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Do I need a building permit for an electrical upgrade in San Francisco?

When doing electrical upgrades in San Francisco, you need to file for a building electrical permit.

If you are homeowner of a single-family detached dwelling, you can apply for the permit if you are doing the work yourself. If you are hiring a contractor to do the work, they must apply for the permit.

There was an error on my San Francisco building permit fees. How do I get a refund?

To get a refund for an error with your San Francisco building permit fees, you should contact the Department of Building Inspection, Permit Services at (415) 558-6501.

You can also speak with the Department of Building Inspection, Permit Services - Cashier’s Office at 1660 Mission Street, 1st Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.

 

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How do I appeal the issuance of a building permit in San Francisco?

To appeal the issuance of a building permit in San Francisco, you will need to obtain a copy of both sides of the permit application from the Department of Building Inspection. You can do this by calling the DBI Permit Services - Central Permit Bureau. Once you have this information, you need to file the appeal with the Board of Appeals.

Can I appeal a San Francisco building permit after the 15-day notice to appeal has expired?

Yes, you can appeal a San Francisco building permit after the 15 day notice of appeal has passed. To appeal a building permit after 15 days, you need to go to the Board of Appeals and request the Board to take jurisdiction. For further information, please contact their office at (415) 575-6880.

 

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What hours can you film in San Francisco?

The hours you can film in San Francisco are 7 AM to 10 PM in residential areas.

In special cases, the San Francisco Filming Office may allow production companies to complete a signature survey in an attempt to get approval from a neighborhood for night filming. For more information, visit FilmSF.org.

 

What is the Reissue Mortgage Credit Certificate (RMCC) Program offered by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH)?

The Reissue Mortgage Credit Certificate (RMCC) Program offered to first-time homebuyers by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH) is designed to allow existing recipients of Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCCs) to refinance their original mortgage loans on their principal residence and obtain a new MCC with a tax credit at the same rate as the original MCC.

What is required to film at night in San Francisco?

To film at night in San Francisco, first the San Francisco Film Office must approve a signature survey. After permission has been granted for the signature survey, the production company must collect a majority of signatures from the residents where you want to film approving the late night or early morning filming.

What is the application process for the Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) offered by the Mayor's Office of Housing (MOH)?

The application process for the Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program offered to first-time homebuyers by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH) begins with the homebuyer choosing a realtor and finding a home of their choosing. The applicant must then arrange financing with an MCC Participating Lender.

Do I need to notify neighborhoods in San Francisco of filming?

It depends. Sending letters or leaflets to San Francisco residents where you are filming is only required in special cases as dictated by the San Francisco Film Office.

To notify a San Francisco neighborhood that you will be filming, distribute a letter to every resident and merchant in advance of your shoot.

Who is eligible for the Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program offered by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH)?

To be eligible for the Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program offered to first-time homebuyers by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH) applicants must meet a number of requirements. Applicants who have not claimed mortgage interest deductions on their taxes at any time the past three tax years are eligible for MCC.

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