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🚩Attn: Fire Customers🚩

the Epermits system is currently experiencing technical difficulties and is not allowing plans & documents to be attached to your application.

Please email your documents to Building@cityofsanrafael.org  AFTER you have created your permit. 

Anyone can apply for a permit online, but if this is your first time applying for a permit online, you will need to create a user account. These guides are available to help you: HomeownerContractorAttn Contractors:  To apply for these permits you will need to have an account.  If you do not already have one please contact the department at 415-485-3367. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Please Note:  Once your application is received it will be reviewed for compliance.  This may take up to 7 working days.

Building Permit Application can be found here.

Residential and Commercial Fire Permits Online

  • Fire Sprinklers
  • Fire Alarm
  • Hood Systems
  • Underground Fire Line
  • Tents and Canopies
  • Fire Clearance Inspections (for daycare, residential care and other similar facilities)
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