When doing an electrical upgrade 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.

For additional information, call the Department of Building Inspection, Inspection Services – Electrical Inspection Division at (415) 558-6570.


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