Department of Building Inspection Annual Report Fiscal Year 2015-2016 - Page 16

buildingeye online In partnership with Planning, DBI launched an interactive mapping tool of permits and complaint data through buildingeye. This online interactive tool enhances users’ ability to see permits, inspections and complaint data using a geo-spatial system found in our online Permit and Complaint Tracking System. With the click of a mouse, users can access the Department of Building Inspection’s more than one million records that date back to the 1960s through buildingeye. Combined with San Francisco Planning’s data, this interactive mapping tool provides users the opportunity to: • View all building permit types • View project description • View complaints • Check on current status of projects • Filter project search by neighborhood, address, or zip code Vacant Building Program Vacant or abandoned properties are community eyesores, and also pose threats as public safety hazards and shelters of criminal activity. These buildings often are deteriorated beyond repair, overgrown with vegetation, and act as potential dumping grounds for debris and other hazardous materials. Legislation passed under Ordinance 194-09 (Residential) and Ordinance 182-14 (Commercial) require property owners responsible for these lots to register their buildings with DBI. The code calls for an annual registration fee, maintenance and security requirements. These two ordinances were developed to prompt owners to improve abandoned buildings, restore them to proper code, and have them returned to community use. Property owner information is required to be posted visibly on a vacant building. Quarterly Vacant Building List Complaints Inactive/Abated/Closed Jul – Sep 15 102 52 Oct – Dec 15 110 16 Jan – Mar 16 110 32 Apr – Jun 16 110 23 Quarterly Vacant Commercial Storefront List 16 Complaints Inactive/Abated/Closed Jul – Sep 15 25 3 Oct – Dec 15 22 5 Jan – Mar 16 23 4 Apr – Jun 16 22 12 Department of Building Inspection, Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Annual Report Department of Building Inspection, Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Annual Report 17