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City and County of San Francisco

Location, Hours and Contact Info


SF Planning Department - Main Office

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed on these statutory holidays.
Phone: (415) 558-6378
Fax: (415) 558-6409
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Don't Know Where to Begin?
Start with the Planning Information Center (PIC)

If you are wondering whether you need a permit for a project you are undertaking, have zoning/land use questions or questions about the San Francisco Planning Code, would like more information about a particular neighborhood plan or area plan, or you have questions about a notification sign posted in your neighborhood ...and much more, you can stop by, call, or email the Planning Information Center (PIC), where planners are available to assist you.

Hours of Operation
Monday and Tuesday:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:15 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday and Friday:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(Closed on statutory holidays
- see above)
Phone: (415) 558-6377
Are you working on an historic building?
If your project involves alteration to a structure that has been identified as a "historic resource" or if the structure is 50 years old or greater, see one of our Historic Preservation Specialists. more info...
Historic Preservation
Technical Specialist at PIC

Monday thru Thursday:
10:15 AM to 12:30 PM and
2:45 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:15 AM to 12:30 PM
(Closed on statutory holidays
- see above)
Please Note
Occasionally, Preservation Specialists may not be available due to unforeseen conflicts.

Parking and Transit

On-street metered parking is available in the immediate area comprising Mission Street, Otis Street, Gough Street and South Van Ness Avenue. A listing of parking garages is available here (please note garages are often full by 9:00am or 10:00am).

Public transit using SF Muni include the 14 and 49 bus lines along Mission Street (northbound) or Otis Street (southbound); and the 47 bus line, stopping at South Van Ness and Mission. Transit lines and light rail lines that run along Market Street are within two blocks of our location. Exit at Van Ness Avenue and walk south toward Mission, turn and continue down Mission Street to the entrance.

Other Resources

If you want to do research on your property for permits in San Francisco, visit our online San Francisco Property Information Map.

If you wish to make a complaint about a potential violation of San Francisco codes, find out more on our Enforcement page.

If you would like more information about a particular Environmental Impact Report (EIR), visit our Environmental Planning (formerly MEA) webpage.

If you are experiencing a technical problem with our website, contact our web team at Be sure to include the URL (website address) of the page you are having trouble with (for example, this page's URL is If you have spotted a "broken" link, be sure to also include the name/text of that link. Doing so can speed the response or correction greatly.

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Last updated: 10/28/2015 12:09:52 PM