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Environmental Health

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We are located at the city's Permit Center

49 South Van Ness Ave, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: 415-252-3800


At the Permit Center 15 City agencies are co-located to offer in-person Over-the-Counter (OTC) permits and services for construction, business, and special events.


The Permit Center is open 7:30 am to 4 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9 am to 4 pm on Wednesdays. Environmental Health staff are at the Permit Center each day to offer Plan Check and other assistance from 9 am to 3 pm.


All Environmental Health Staff can be reached by email.

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On-street metered parking is available in the immediate area comprising Mission Street, Otis Street, Gough Street and South Van Ness Avenue (please note garages are often full by 9:00am or 10:00am).


SF Muni bus lines include the 14 and 49 lines along Mission Street (northbound) or Otis Street (southbound). For other transit lines, use the Market Street and Van Ness stops.