Please note:  City Hall and most departments/facilities will be closed from December 23rd through January 2nd. We will resume all services on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

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
For complete schedule information, please go here:

Schedule a virtual meeting:

Building Division Hours: We're Open & We're Virtual Too!

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 select the appropriate link below.

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


 Monday & Wednesday from 8:30am 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:00pm

Monday & Wednesday Click here

Virtual Counter will be closed Wednesday 11/23/22

Tuesday & Thursday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Tuesday & Thursday Click here

Virtual Counter will be closed Thursday 11/24/22 for the Holiday


Tell us what you thought of this service!

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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