BCDC has regulatory responsibility over development in San Francisco Bay and along the Bay's nine-county shoreline. BCDC is guided in its decisions by the McAteer-Petris Act, the San Francisco Bay Plan, and other plans for specific areas around the Bay.
BCDC’s permit team includes analysts with a background in planning, law, geography, engineering, landscape design, biology and support staff.
It is necessary to obtain a BCDC permit prior to undertaking work in the Bay or within 100 feet of the shoreline, including filling, dredging, dredged sediment disposal, shoreline development and other work. There are several different types of permit applications, depending on the type, size, location, and impacts of a project.
BCDC staff are available to answer questions regarding the permitting process and applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the staff to determine whether a BCDC permit is needed for a project and to get advice regarding project review.
The Commission has approved a bill of rights that describes the Commission's obligations to the public in providing a timely and equitable regulatory process.
This report lists the applications and federal consistency determinations, including amendment requests, which have been received by the Commission.