Thursday, June 25, 2009

San Francisco Department of Building Inspection - Board of Supervisors Approve Code & Fee Updates

The San Francisco Department of Building Inspection's (DBI) legislation to standardize codes and to bring the cost of the services that the DBI provides in line with actual costs passed out of the Board of Supervisors on a unanimous vote yesterday. These code and fee amendments will help the DBI:
  • Standardize building codes.
  • Give the DBI Building Official the ability to extend building, electrical and plumbing expiration dates.
  • Allow the DBI to adjust fees in areas where there are substantial cost-recovery deficits.
You can read the DBI press release here. A summary of the code and fee amendments can be found here.

Mayor Gavin Newsom has said that he will sign the legislation, which takes effect August 7, 2009.

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