A demo permit will still be required to abate the issue, and normal fees and penalties may be assessed. In some cases, plans may be required to document what was done, and any remedial work required to bring the structure back to its previous state.
FAQ Topic: RBR FAQ's
If the unpermitted work existed prior to your ownership, and was not disclosed in a prior resale report, you will still be required to resolve the issue through the issuance of retroactive permit(s), but the city will waive all normal permit fees and penalties. If the unpermitted work was identified in a previous resale report, … Continued
Once the property has sold and you have a buyer’s signature on the “Return Receipt and Buyer’s Certification”, also include a “RBR Refund Request form” and mail or email it back to us. You will have 60 days from the time of sale to request a refund. The refund will not be processed until a … Continued
If you have not yet scheduled the inspection, we can refund 80 % of the fee. If we have already done the research and inspection, you will not be entitled to a refund. However, the report is still good for 6 months. When requesting a refund, please call 415-485-3367 and one of the Building Permit … Continued
If you cannot make the scheduled appointment, please call the Resale Inspector at 415-458-5337; at least 24 hours prior to the appointment to cancel and/or reschedule. Missed appointments may be subject to a re-inspection fee.
Unfortunately, there are no exemptions or exceptions for short sales.
If you believe we have omitted information in the report, please contact the Permit Services Coordinator at 415-485-3096 to discuss. If you dispute the findings of the inspector regarding illegal construction, or have additional information to provide to refute some finding in the report, you may file an appeal, in writing, addressed to the Community … Continued
The City does not have the authority or the desire to hold up the sale of the property. However, if the property is conveyed, any required actions, permits, fees, or penalties will become the legal responsibility of the buyer.
All Reports are posted on our website, and are downloadable as a PDF document. Instructions on navigating to those records can be found online.
Fee Schedule Effective January 19, 2017: Single Family Dwelling: $290.00 (Duplex Dwellings $580.00) Condominiums: $255.00 Apartments: $270.00 for the first unit, $30.00 each additional unit