2016 Letters of Determination

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The Zoning Administrator issues determination letters resulting from requests by property owners, developers, architects, and land use attorneys inquire about the zoning regulations applicable to specific development proposals. These letters offer guidance to requesting parties as to whether a proposed project, such as a new building, an addition to an existing building, or a use change, conform to the Planning Code (sometimes referred to as the Zoning Code). Read more about Planning Code Section 307(a) which outlines the duties of the Zoning Administrator.

Once these letters are issued, applicants still must obtain all applicable required building permits and/or certificates before a use can commence or a building can be built.

Please see the links below for those letters issued by the Zoning Administrator for the most recent time period, which are identified by address.

To view archived Letters of Determination, use the navigation on the right to search letters by year.


2016 Letters of Determination
 558 Sacramento Street 06/30/16
 865 Post Street 06/29/16
 Alternative Bicycle Parking System 06/28/16
 2935 Geary Blvd 06/20/16
 181 Fremont Street 06/16/16
 757 Bryant Street 06/07/16
 1251 Folsom Street 06/07/16
 1885-1889 Mission Street 06/07/16
 165 Page Street 03/16/16
 106 Bache Street 05/27/16
 425 Brannan Street 05/26/16
 481-483 Tehama Street 05/26/16
 872-876 Capp Street 05/20/16
 2442 Bayshore Boulevard 05/16/16
 1601 Noriega Street 05/16/16
 5252 Mission Street 05/06/16
 3003 3rd Street 05/06/16
 2590 Pacific Avenue 05/04/16
 79 9th Street 04/29/16
 552 Berry Street 04/22/16
 33 Gough Street 04/19/16
 139-149 6th Street - Revised 04/08/16
 826-828 Central Avenue 04/01/16
 139-149 6th Street 03/29/16
 53 Bluxome Street 03/15/16
 4516 Mission Street - withdrawn 03/10/16
 190 7th Street, Unit 4 03/07/16
 2342-2344 3rd Street 03/07/16
 1190 Bryant Street 03/07/16
 333 12th Street - withdrawn 03/03/16
 1095 Market Street 02/29/16
 1190 Bryant Street - withdrawn 02/24/16
 875-899 Howard Street 02/22/16
 5 Leland Avenue (aka 2400 Bayshore Blvd) 02/22/16
 2525 16th Street (aka 350 Florida Street) Letter of Legitimization 01/26/16
 830 Eddy Street / 825 Van Ness Avenue 01/26/16
 80 Lagunitas Drive 01/25/16
 601 Duboce Avenue 01/05/16

Powers and Duties of the Zoning Administrator

Pursuant to Planning Code Section 307(a) (Other Powers and Duties of the Zoning Administrator - Rules, Regulations and Interpretations)

"the Zoning Administrator shall, consistent with the expressed standards, purposes and intent of this Code and pursuant to its objectives, issue and adopt such rules, regulations and interpretations as are in the Zoning Administrator's opinion necessary to administer and enforce the provisions of this Code. Such rules and regulations, and any such interpretations that will be of general application in future cases, shall be made a part of the permanent public records of the Department of City Planning. The Zoning Administrator shall respond to all written requests for determinations regarding the classification of uses and the interpretation and applicability of the provisions of this Code."

Read more about the Zoning Administrator.