Department of Building Inspection Annual Report Fiscal Year 2016-2017 - Page 7

DBI oversees the building and life safety of San Francisco’s 200,000 commercial and residential buildings in the City’s 49 square miles. We also enforce the effective, efficient, fair, and safe code enforcement of the City and County’s Building, Housing, Plumbing, Electrical, and Mechanical Codes, along with Disability Access Regulations for all who live, work, and visit San Francisco; and ensure owners maintain code-required habitability of the City’s more than 20,000 apartments and 500 residential hotels. DBI Stats for FY 2016   –   2017 • Issued more than 66,900 permits, averaging more than 5,800 permits issued monthly and 260 permits issued daily. • Of all permit applications, 92% were requested and issued over the counter within two business days. • Conducted over 156,000 total inspections, averaging more than 13,000 inspections conducted monthly and more than 620 conducted daily, with 95% of inspections occurring within two business days of the request. • Received an average of 433 building, electrical, and plumbing complaints monthly, with 84% processed within 3 business days. • Produced a total of over 7,000 total 3R Reports with 99.7% of reports issued within 7 business days. • Processed a total of 12,700 Record Requests with 89% processed over the counter. Average based on 250 working days, not 365 calendar days. Department of Building Inspection, Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Annual Report 7