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Classic Apartments on Fourth Street, photo taken by David Kunhardt

Building Division

**Attention Building Department Customers**
There are important changes to available inspection dates and office closures for the year
the department will be CLOSED during the following dates:

  9/4/2020  to  9/7/2020
11/9/2020  to  11/11/2020
11/23/2020  to  11/27/2020
12/24/2020  to  12/25/2020
12/28/2020  to  1/1/2021

1/15/2021  to  1/18/2021
2/12/2021  to  2/15/2021
3/29/2021  to  3/31/2021
5/28/21021  to  5/31/2021


Office: (415) 485-3367
Inspection Line: (415) 485-3365
1400 Fifth Avenue, Top Floor
San Rafael, CA 94901
Limited walk-in services are available Tues and Thurs 8:30 am to 12:30
Staff is working remotely and are available to answer questions via email: building@cityofsanrafael.org

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


                 Monday and Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30                            Click here to join the meeting

                       Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 to 3:00                                 Click here to join the meeting



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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