What's the best way to find the total square footage of a condo building? The whole building...not a unit

Asked by Steve Smith, San Francisco, CA Thu Jan 3, 2008

I need it for an insurance quote on the building.

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Mon Jan 7, 2008
Ask an agent to call their title rep. You'll have it within an hour.
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K Feat, , San Francisco, CA
Thu Jan 3, 2008
Hi Steve,

Other than the appraisal, which if you don't have a copy, perhaps your mortgage person that you worked with retained a copy?

You might be able to get the information through the city's online building permit services, but from what I've researched just now for my own condo building, it looks as though it may not be available. Here's the link: http://services.sfgov.org/dbipts/

However, one other possibility would be to venture (or perhaps I should say..."adventure") down to the city's Department of Building and Inspections. As a homeowner, you can request all information filed for the building of your property. The architectural plans should have the square footage of the building noted. If you can retrieve those documents from the DBI.

I hope that helps. -- Kevin
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Scott Pierce, , San Francisco, CA
Thu Jan 3, 2008
The insurance company should be able to get the information from an apprasier they work with. It is also available from title companies, but they work with agents. If you do not have a real estate agent, send me the address and I'll request the information for you.
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Melanie Nard…, , San Francisco, CA
Thu Jan 3, 2008
You should be able to get that at City Hall. I can look on title records for you if I have the address. You can email me at melanie@condocontessa.com. Some of our older buildings don't have this information recorded.
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Jed Lane, Agent, Petaluma, CA
Thu Jan 3, 2008
Contact the HOA or the managment company for the HOA.
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