Learn  about facility hours and city services during COVID-19

Classic Apartments on Fourth Street, photo taken by David Kunhardt

Building Division


Office: (415) 485-3367
Inspection Line: (415) 485-3365
Do not email Inspection Requests
1400 Fifth Avenue, Top Floor
San Rafael, CA 94901
Walk-in Service Available
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Schedule a virtual meeting:

Need Building Department Help?  Have a quick question?   Need help with your online permit?  Not sure what to apply for?  Need a Contractor login?    To speak with the Department

*Please Note: this is an open meeting, other customers could be ahead of you,  please MUTE yourself when entering, Thank You**


 Monday & Wednesday from 8:30am 12:00
and 1:00 to 4:30pm
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Tuesday & Thursday from 1:00pm to 4:30pm
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Want to come in and see us?  We are available in-person for walk in services and by appointment: Community Development Hours

Whether your doing a large commercial project or a small residential remodel, this 15 minute appointment will let you talk to staff members from Building, Planning , Public Works and Fire Departments.   This is a great opportunity to ask questions about more complex issues regarding your project that may need feedback on.  If you join us as a meeting online, please have any necessary documents available on your device so that you can share your screen with us using the Microsoft Teams app.  We look forward to seeing you!


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