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Building Division

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The Building Inspection and Code Enforcement Division works to protect the health, safety, and welfare of residents and visitors by ensuring the physical integrity of buildings and the elimination of nuisance and other violations of the San Bruno Municipal Code.

Beginning on January 1, 2020, the City of San Bruno, Community Development Department is required by State law to enforce the 2019 Edition of California Building Standards Codes (Title 24 of the California Codes of Regulations). All building permits submitted before or on December 31, 2019 are permitted to comply with the 2016 Edition of the California Building Standards Code.

The Building Division is responsible for activities related to the construction, remodeling, and demolition of buildings and structures. The Building Division provides a range of services to ensure a safe, accessible and energy efficient environment throughout our community in compliance with the San Bruno Municipal Code, State and Federal laws.

Building Services

Announcement: Building Code Changes Take Effect on January 1, 2020

Apply for a building permit

Look up building permits (eTrakit)

Code Enforcement

Counter Hours

A building technician is available to answer questions and process permits at the Community Development counter in City Hall during the following times. Please be aware that the counter is often quite busy.

Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 4:45 pm

Building Inspector Counter Hours

A Building Inspector is available to answer questions at the Community Development counter during the following times.

Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Monday, Tuesday, Friday 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Hours of Construction

The operation of any equipment or performance of any outside construction related to a project shall not exceed the noise level and times indicated below.  The Police Department enforces construction noise levels.

 Monday to Saturday
7:00 am to 10:00 pm   85 decibels
10:00 pm to 7:00 am 60 decibels
10:00 am to 7:00 pm 85 decibels
7:00 pm to 10:00 am   60 decibels