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Permit Forms, Applications and Fees

Please Note: In order to ensure the most accurate and up-to-date mailing information, any notification materials required as part of an application are no longer required to be included upon submission - please submit notification materials only when requested by your staff planner.

Find the Permit Forms below or click here for more Publications.

If you need help knowing which form to use, our staff of Planners are here to help. Stop by, call, or email our Planning Information Center (PIC).

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Anti-Discriminatory Housing Policy - Supplemental Information Packet
Better Streets Plan Checklist  |  Street Designation Map   09/20/2014
Block Book Notification Request Form   04/04/2011
Board of Supervisor Appeals of Environmental Determinations and Conditional Use Authorizations Form (BOS Waiver Request)   04/25/2011
Business Portal (SF's online business resource)   Nov 2014
Calculators (ie Fees) - see Fee Calculators (below)    
Certificate of Appropriateness (C of A) Application   10/18/2012
Certificate of Appropriateness - Administrative
Companion Document: Qualifying Minor Scopes of Work (10/03/14)
Community Business Priority Processing Program (CB3P) - Eligibility Checklist
formerly Small Business Priority Processing Pilot Program (SB4P) Checklist for Eligibility
Conditional Use Application Packet   08/07/2012
Development Impact Fees   04/01/2011
Discretionary Review (DR) Application  


Discretionary Review (DR) Fee and Waiver Request Form   04/25/2011
Discretionary Review (DR) Response   01/06/2011
Downtown Project Authorization   08/07/2012
Dwelling Unit Removal (demolition, merger or conversion)   03/14/2014
Dwelling Unit Removal: Current Numerical Values - Implementation of the Controls on the Loss of Residential Units
Environmental Evaluation Application   09/01/2015
Executive Park Design Guidelines   05/2011
Fee Schedule for Applications   08/31/2015
Fee Calculator for Applications   08/31/2015
Fee Calculator for Building Permits
(for Change in Use or Alteration of an Existing Building)
Fee Schedule for Impact Development
First Source Hiring Program Form   07/18/2014

Formula Retail Affidavit

Gasoline Service Station Conversion Application   10/21/2011
General Advertising Sign Inventory Update Application   05/02/2011
General Advertising Sign Request for Reconsideration Application   02/08/2011
General Advertising Sign Request for Relocation   07/29/2011
General Plan Referral Application   11/09/2015
Historic Resources - Supplemental Information Form   09/10/2012
Impact Fees (for details, see Impact Fees webpage)   01/01/2015
Inclusionary Housing Program Process    
Inclusionary Housing Program Manual    
Inclusionary Housing Program Fee    
Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program:  Affidavit for Compliance   01/13/2013
In-Kind Agreement Application   08/18/2011
Institutional Master Plan Application   10/21/2011
Interdepartmental Project Review Meeting Application (see Project Review Meeting Application - Interdepartmental)
Jobs Housing Linkage Program    
Landmark Designation Application   03/16/2015
Large Tourist Hotel Conversion Application   01/25/2011
Large Project Authorization in Eastern Neighborhoods Application   08/07/2012
Legislative Amendment Application   08/07/2012
Major Permit to Alter Application   10/18/2012
Massage Affidavit   11/15/2011
Medical Cannabis Dispensary Application   08/07/2012
Mills Act Historical Property Contract Application   3/08/2014
Minor Permit to Alter Application   10/18/2012
Minor Permit to Alter Application Qualifying Scopes of Work   10/03/2014
Neighborhood Notification Packet   08/07/2012
Neighborhood Notification - Pre-Application Meeting Packet   08/23/2014
Neighborhood Notification - Pre-Application Meeting Packet (Department Facilitated)   08/27/2010
Notification Material Preparation Affidavit   03/09/2012
Office Allocation Application   08/07/2012
Parking Reduction Application   05/23/2011
Permit Application Checklist
Please Note:
Significant changes occur January 2016 - more details here.
UPDATED Aug 2015 04/15/2015
Plan Submittal Guidelines   02/17/2015
Planning Commission Appeal Fee Waiver   03/25/2014
Posting Instructions and Affidavit   02/26/2015
Preliminary Project Assessment (PPA) Application   10/02/2012
Preliminary Zoning Screening for Restaurants and Related Uses   12/09/2010
Priority Policies General Plan Findings   12/22/2010
Project Review Meeting Application   11/09/2015
Project Review Meeting Application - Interdepartmental   11/09/2015
Reasonable Modification Form   07/01/2015
School Drop-Off & Pick-Up Management Application Packet   05/21/2015
Shadow Analysis Application   10/21/2011
Small Business Priority Processing Pilot Program (SB4P) Checklist for Eligibility
see Community Business Priority Processing Program
Sunshine Ordinance Request for Public Record Form   05/05/2011
Temporary Use Authorization   08/02/2011
Temporary Use Authorization - Street Food FAQ   12/08/2010
TIDF Policy Credits and Charitable Exemptions Application   07/07/2014
Transferable Development Rights Application - Certificate of Transfer   05/01/2012
Transferable Development Rights Application - Notice of Use   05/01/2012
Transferable Development Rights Application - Statement of Eligibilty   05/01/2012
Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones   04/08/2015
Variance Application Packet   08/07/2012
Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Guidelines and Forms   09/22/2010


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Last updated: 11/17/2015 4:35:11 PM