Bulletins & Policies
Last Updated: 08/14/2020

Zoning Administrator (ZA) Bulletin 4: Public Notification for Building Permits in Residential and Neighborhood Commercial Districts

This ZA Bulletin is an overview of Planning Code Section 311, adopted March 4, 1996, which requires notice to neighbors and property owners for permits involving new construction, change of use, or building expansions in RH/RM Districts. This initiates a 30 day notification period for neighborhood review and comment to the Planning Department. Per Section 311, all building permit applications for new construction and alteration of residential buildings in RH and RM Districts are subject to this notification, with alteration defined as most changes of use in a residential building or an increase to the exterior dimensions of a residential building, except those features listed in Planning Code Section 136(c)(1) through 136(c)(24) and 136(c)(26).


For questions, you can call the Planning counter at 628.652.7300 or email pic@sfgov.org where planners are able to assist you.

Español: Para información en Español llamar al 628.652.7550. Tenga en cuenta que el Departamento de Planificación necesitará al menos un día hábil para responder.

中文: 如果您需要中文的帮助, 请致电628.652.7550。请注意, 计划部门至少需要一个工作日才能做出回应。

Tagalog: Para sa impormasyon sa Tagalog tumawag sa 628.652.7550. Paki tandaan na mangangailangan ang Planning Department ng hindi kukulangin sa isang araw na pantrabaho para makasagot.