SF Permitting
Your one-stop-shop for permits in the Bay Area


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I use SF Permitting for all of my real estate projects- they are the best in town and I trust 100% they will take care of my needs, as quickly as possible.
— Scott Gardner

Our Services

At SF Permitting, we've been expediting permits for over 10 years.  Our experienced team can handle a variety of projects from small residential alterations to large commercial constructions. As one of the largest permit expediting firms in the Bay Area, we pull over 2,500 permits every year.  We work with contractors, architects, engineers, and private owners. Our team can help you navigate the system for several kinds of projects, including:

  • Residential remodels
  • Restaurant remodels
  • Garage additions
  • Vertical and rear additions
  • Structural upgrades
  • Title 24
  • Condo conversions

We can expedite your project in any of the following city agencies:

  • The Building Department, including Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing
  • The Planning Department, including Variances and Conditional Uses
  • The Fire Department
  • The Department of Public Works
  • The Bureau of Street Use and Mapping
  • The Health Department. 

We also offer a variety of other services related to your permitting needs, including correction of Notice of Violations (NOV's), pre-application meeting with city agencies, neighborhood outreach, and building history research. Contact us today to see how one of our experienced team members can help you secure the permits you need. 

John Pollard, Founder: The Pollard Group

John Pollard is the founder and owner of The Pollard Group, a partner company of SF Permitting. Since 1994, he has successfully completed over 2,000 garage and structural projects, becoming an expert in designing and building for San Francisco’s unique homes. John has expanded his service offerings to include permit expediting, engineering and large scale residential renovations. John’s resources and experience allow him to take any building project from concept to completion. His unrivaled knowledge of engineering, permitting and building codes allows him to add value and efficiency for his clients. He currently holds California contractor licenses in General Building, Concrete, Electrical, Plumbing, and Class A General Engineering.