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Reroof, water heater, furnace, residing, etc.

Please note:  these permits do not need plan review and are considered minor permits. If your project is larger in scope than what is listed here you will need to proceed to Permits Requiring Plan Review.

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.

Water Heater Replacements (Note: Tank to Tank-less cannot be done online without a Gas Schematic attached)

 Permit Type Plumbing Online

  • Must be “tank type” and 50-gallon capacity and under
  • Must be installed in existing location

Furnace and A/C Replacements only (Note:  New A/C units cannot be done online without a site plan attached) 

   Permit Type Mechanical Online

  • Must be installed in existing location

Residential Electrical Service Upgrade (Note:  Service panel Change outs only!  All other electrical work will refer to Permits Requiring Plan Review )

  Permit Type Electrical Online

  • Must be 200 amp maximum
  • Must be installed in (or adjacent to) existing location

Re-roofs  (both Commercial and Residential)

  Permit Type Reroof Online

  • No rooftop equipment to be removed and replaced
  • Only one overlay is allowed
  • Roof drains (if applicable) must meet minimum code requirements
  • Attic ventilation must be addressed if inadequate
  • You must provide a credible valuation for the work

Window Replacements Only   (Windows requiring a new opening to be cut will refer to Permits Requiring Plan Review

 Permit Type Window and Door Change Out Online

  • Retrofit windows & doors only (does not disturb framing or waterproofing)
  • Must meet current energy requirements
  • Must meet all other code requirements (Egress tempered where needed, minimum light and ventilation ratios)
  • You must provide a credible valuation for the work

Residing permits

 Permit Type Residing Online

  • For Condo’s to use the common area address when applying.  If you have questions call the division at 415-485-3367.
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