Monday, June 7, 2010

San Francisco Department of Building Inspection - Impact Fee Deferral Legislation Routing Procedures

BOMA San Francisco Members:

The recently passed Impact Fee Deferral Legislation becomes effective July 1, 2010. As a result of this legislation, the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection (SFDBI) will modify the routing procedures for submitted projects and possibly over the counter permits that require impact fees.
  • Site Permits will be required to be issued prior to the submittal of first construction document. The legislation requires that a project sponsor make a choice between deferring the impact fees or paying them at the time of the first construction document issuance. This choice has to be made before the site permit is issued. The SFDBI cannot accept the first construction document for routing unless this choice is made and the site permit issued.
  • All permits will be routed parallel in the first routing to all impact fee departments, agencies, etc.  8 copies of the plans and application will be required to be submitted for routing. There is extensive behind the scenes accounting work that must be completed by SFDBI and the impact fee agencies before SFDBI can finally approve any site permit or any other permit authorizing construction work that has impact fees.
  • The Development Fee Unit will be creating a fee impact report for any project that requires the payment of impact fees. Unless the project is a very simple one, it is next to impossible to be able to create this report "over the counter."
If you have any questions, please contact the SFDBI by clicking here.

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