Bulletins & Policies
Last Updated: 07/31/2019

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).

Planning Department staff are available to advise you. For questions, you can call 415.558.6377, email pic@sfgov.org or visit the Planning Information Center (PIC) at 1660 Mission Street, First Floor, San Francisco, where planners are available to assist you.

Español: Si desea esta información en español, llame a 415.575.9010. Tenga en cuenta que el Departamento de Planificación requerirá al menos un día hábil para responder.

中文: 如果您需要中文信息,請致電415.575.9010。請注意,規劃部門需要至少一個工 作日來回應。

Tagalog: Kung nais mo ang impormasyong ito sa Filipino, mangyaring tawagan ang 415.575.9010. Mangyaring payagan ang Departamento ng Pagpaplano ng hindi bababa sa isang.

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