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Over-the-counter (OTC) permits

The Department of Building Inspection reviews every building permit application for life safety and building code compliance. We provide over-the-counter review for simple permit applications. Drop-in at the Permit Center to submit your application.

How it works
Review our list to see if your project qualifies for OTC review.
Check if you need plans.
Find forms
See our required forms for your project.
Fill out forms
Follow our instructions to fill out the forms for your project.
Come to the Permit Center.


Open at the Permit Center

We are open for some in-person building permit services. See critical visit info and current wait times.