Building Division & Building Code Enforcement

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The Building division of the Community Development Department is responsible for activities related to construction, remodeling and demolition of structures.

What's New in the Building Division?

The City of Brisbane has launched a new Building Permits web-based system.  This new system allows the public to initiate and manage a variety of building permit requests and activities through a centralized web portal.  Additionally, the new system enables applicants to submit plans and documents electronically to the City  for review using the industry standard PDF file format.  Applicants may also schedule inspections and track the progess of their building permit application electronically.

As a web based solution, Brisbane's new permit system is designed to be available to the widest audience possible.  The City has also worked to customize the new online permit application process to be straightforward for our residents, builders, contractors and architects.  It is the goal of the City to reduce the amount of paper generated during the permitting and plan review process.  By using our new electronic review system, citizens can help us reach these sustainability goals while leveraging the added convenience of an online system.

The City's new system is powered by GreenVue Fusion software.  GreenVue Fusion provides innovative and affordable permitting and electronic plan review solutions for jurisdictions of all sizes.  To learn more about GreenVue Fusion, please visit  For video tutorial on the web based permit process, here's a link

Staff and Contact Info


Counter Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8am-5pm
Wednesday 8am-8pm
Friday 8am-1pm



Building Code Enforcement

Building code enforcement is to help ensure a safe and attractive environment, where built structures are permitted, as appropriate, and built to current applicable codes.  We strive to gain voluntary cooperation to correct code violations.  For questions about building codes or code enforcement, please contact the Community Development Department at (415) 508-2120, or use this weblink to to file a confidential code enforcement complaint.

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