New Plan Review Fee Waiver, Ordinance 146-15

As of September 5, 2015, plan review fees for the Department of Building Inspection and the Planning Department are waived for those applying to legalize an existing dwelling unit, per Ordinance 146-15.

In order for your property to qualify for the Unit Legalization Program, you need to have:

  • An existing illegal unit prior to January 2013
  • No-fault evictions with Rent Board have not occurred after March 2014
  • Completed Information Sheet G-17 Screening Form

Please visit for more information. You can also visit DBI’s Unit Legalization Counter, Counter #8 at 1660 Mission Street, 1st Floor or call (415) 558-6117.