How do I file a complaint with the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection?

It depends on the type of complaint you wish to file with the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection.

Residential Maintenance Housing Inspection Services
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (415) 558-6220
http://dbiweb.sfgov.org/dbi_complaints/

Structural Issues, work being done without a permit, work beyond the permitted scope of work as stated in a permit, complaints about Commercial Properties Inspection Services
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (415) 558-6570
http://dbiweb.sfgov.org/dbi_complaints/

Electrical Hazards Inspection Services
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (415) 558-6570
http://dbiweb.sfgov.org/dbi_complaints/

Plumbing Hazards Inspection Services
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (415) 558-6570
http://dbiweb.sfgov.org/dbi_complaints/

Disabled Access Issues Disabled Access Section
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (415) 558-6014
http://dbiweb.sfgov.org/dbi_complaints/

 

When filing a complaint, you will need to provide the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Contact Information
  3. Exact property address of where the problem/hazard exits
  4. Exact/specific statement describing the problem or concern

Once your complaint is in the system, you may track it online through the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection Online Permit and Complaint Tracking System.
 

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