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Planning Code
The San Francisco Codes
Preface To The Planning Code
Article 1. General Zoning Provisions
Article 1.2. Dimensions, Areas, And Open Spaces
Article 1.5. Off-Street Parking And Loading
Article 1.7. Compliance
Article 2. Use Districts
Article 2.5. Height And Bulk Districts
Article 3. Zoning Procedures
Article 3.5. Fees
Article 4. Development Impact Fees And Project Requirements That Authorize The Payment Of In-Lieu Fees
Article 6. Signs
Article 7. Neighborhood Commercial Districts
Article 8. Mixed Use Districts
Article 9. Mission Bay Districts
Article 10. Preservation Of Historical Architectural And Aesthetic Landmarks
Article 11. Preservation Of Buildings And Districts Of Architectural, Historical, And Aesthetic Importance In The C-3 Districts
Article 12. Oil And Gas Facilities
Planning Code - Interpretations
Preface To The Planning Code Interpretations
Interpretations By Code Section
Code Section: 101.1
Code Section: 101.1 (e)
Code Section: 102
Code Section: 102.29
Code Section: 121
Code Section: 121 (d)(2)
Code Section: 121 (e)
Code Section: 121 (e)(1)
Code Section: 121 (f)
Code Section: 121.2
Code Section: 124 (f) and 415
Code Section: 124.1 (d)
Code Section: 130
Code Section: 130 (c)
Code Section: 130 (d)
Code Section: 130 (e)
Code Section: 131
Code Section: 132
Code Section: 132 ; 136 (c)(14), (30)
Code Section: 132 (a)
Code Section: 132 (b)
Code Section: 132 (c)
Code Section: 132 (d)(2)
Code Section: 132 (d)(3)
Code Section: 132 (f)
Code Section: 132 (g)
Code Section: 133
Code Section: 133 (b)
Code Section: 133 (d)
Code Section: 134
Code Section: 134 (a)(1)
Code Section: 134 (a)(1)(A)
Code Section: 134 (a)(1)(C)
Code Section: 134 (c)
Code Section: 134 (c)(1)
Code Section: 134 (c)(2)
Code Section: 134 (c)(3)
Code Section: 134 (c)(4)(C)
Code Section: 134 (e)
Code Section: 134 (e)(1) and 134 (f)
Code Section: 134 (f)
Code Section: 134 , 135
Code Section: 135
Code Section: 135 (d)
Code Section: 135 (d)(1)
Code Section: 135.2
Code Section: 135.3
Code Section: 136 , 136.1 , 136.2
Code Section: 136 (c)
Code Section: 136 (c)(2), (3)
Code Section: 136 (c)(3)
Code Section: 136 (c)(4)
Code Section: 136 (c)(14)
Code Section: 136 (c)(15)
Code Section: 136 (c)(16)
Code Section: 136 (c)(17)
Code Section: 136 (c)(18), (19)
Code Section: 136 (c)(19)
Code Section: 136 (c)(20)
Code Section: 136 (c)(20)-(23)
Code Section: 136 (c)(21)
Code Section: 136 (c)(22), (23)
Code Section: 136 (c)(23)
Code Section: 136 (c)(24)
Code Section: 136 (c)(25)
Code Section: 136 (c)(25)(B)(ii)
Code Section: 136 (c)(27)
Code Section: 136 (c)(28)
Code Section: 136 (c)(29)
Code Section: 136 (c)(30)
Code Section: 136
Code Section: 136 (c)(2)
Code Section: 136.1
Code Section: 136.2
Code Section: 138 (b)
Code Section: 140 (a)(1)
Code Section: 140 (a)(2)
Code Section: 141
Code Section: 142
Code Section: 144
Code Section: 145.1
Code Section: 145.1 (a)
Code Section: 145.1 (c)(3)(A)
Code Section: 145.2
Code Section: 145.2 (b)(1)(A)
Code Section: 149
Code Section: 150
Code Section: 150 , 151
Code Section: 150 (c)
Code Section: 150 (c)(1), (2)
Code Section: 150 (c)(1)
Code Section: 150 (c)(2)
Code Section: 150 (d)
Code Section: Table 151
Code Section: 151
Code Section: 151.1 (c)
Code Section: 153 (a)(1)
Code Section: 153 (a)(2)
Code Section: 153 (a)(5)
Code Section: 153 (a)(6)
Code Section: 154 (a)(1)
Code Section: 155 (c)
Code Section: 156 (h)
Code Section: 159 (a)
Code Section: 159 (b)
Code Section: 159 (c)
Code Section: 159 (e)
Code Section: 161 (a)
Code Section: 161 (c)
Code Section: 161 (d)
Code Section: 170 , 171
Code Section: 170
Code Section: 171
Code Section: 172 (b)
Code Section: 172 (c)
Code Section: 173
Code Section: 173 (b)
Code Section: 174
Code Section: 175.6
Code Section: 176
Code Section: 178
Code Section: 178 (a)
Code Section: 178 (c),(e)
Code Section: 178 (c)
Code Section: 178 (d)
Code Section: 179.1 (b)(2)(D)(1)
Code Section: 179.1 (g)
Code Section: 180
Code Section: 181
Code Section: 181 (a)
Code Section: 181 (b)
Code Section: 181 (b)(3)
Code Section: 181 (d)
Code Section: 182
Code Section: 182 (b)
Code Section: 182 (b)(1)
Code Section: 182 (b)(4)
Code Section: 182 (g)
Code Section: 183
Code Section: 183 and 121.1
Code Section: 185 (a)
Code Section: 185 (e)
Code Section: 186
Code Section: 186 (a)(2), 249.5 , 781.8 , 782
Code Section: 186.1 (b)
Code Section: 186.1 (c)
Code Section: 186.1 (c)(3)(B)
Code Section: 186.1 (c)(5)
Code Section: 186.2 (a)
Code Section: 187.1 (c)
Code Section: 188
Code Section: 188 and 305
Code Section: 188 (a)
Code Section: 189
Code Section: 201
Code Section: 202 (a)(1)
Code Section: 202 (c)
Code Section: 204
Code Section: 204.1
Code Section: 204.1 (h)
Code Section: 204.2
Code Section: 204.3
Code Section: 204.3 (a)
Code Section: 204.3 (a)(5)
Code Section: 204.4
Code Section: 204.5
Code Section: 204.5 (a), (c)
Code Section: 205
Code Section: 205 (b)
Code Section: 205.2 (a)
Code Section: 207.1
Code Section: 207.1 (a)
Code Section: 207.1 (e)
Code Section: 207.4 (b), 209.1 (m), 151 , 135 (d)
Code Section: 207.7 (b)
Code Section: 208
Code Section: 209.1
Code Section: 209.1 (m)
Code Section: 209.2
Code Section: 209.2 (a)
Code Section: 209.2 (d)
Code Section: 209.3
Code Section: 209.3 (d)
Code Section: 209.3 (e)
Code Section: 209.3 (f)
Code Section: 209.3 (g)
Code Section: 209.3 (h), (i)
Code Section: 209.3 (j)
Code Section: 209.5 (a)
Code Section: 209.6 (a)
Code Section: 209.7
Code Section: 209.7 (b)
Code Section: 209.8
Code Section: 209.8 (c)
Code Section: 209.9 (e)
Code Section: 212 (a)
Code Section: 212 (e)
Code Section: 215 (a)
Code Section: 215
Code Section: 216
Code Section: 216 (b)
Code Section: 218
Code Section: 218 (a)
Code Section: 218.1
Code Section: 221 (a)
Code Section: 221 (e)
Code Section: 221 (k)
Code Section: 221 (k)(i)
Code Section: 222 (h)
Code Section: 223 (f)
Code Section: 223 (f), (g), (h)
Code Section: 223 (g)
Code Section: 223 (h)
Code Section: 223 (h), (i)
Code Section: 223 (i)
Code Section: 223 (l)
Code Section: 223 (q), (r), (u), (v)
Code Section: 223 (t)
Code Section: 223 (u)
Code Section: 224 (c)
Code Section: 225
Code Section: 225 (c), (d)
Code Section: 226 (a)
Code Section: 226 (b)
Code Section: 226 (c)
Code Section: 226 (d)
Code Section: 226 (h)
Code Section: 226 (r)
Code Section: 227 (f)(2)
Code Section: 227 (h)
Code Section: 227 (i)
Code Section: 227 (p)
Code Section: 228.2 (a)
Code Section: 231
Code Section: 235
Code Section: 236
Code Section: 240.2 (e), 240.3(g)
Code Section: 240.2 (g)
Code Section: 240.3
Code Section: 241
Code Section: 241 (b)
Code Section: 242 (e)
Code Section: 242 (e)(1)
Code Section: 242 (e)(2)(C)
Code Section: 242 (e)(2)(C)(i)
Code Section: 242 (e)(2)(C)(ii)
Code Section: 242 (e)(4)
Code Section: 243 (c)(4)
Code Section: 249
Code Section: 249.1 (b)(4)
Code Section: 249.5 (c)(4)
Code Section: 260
Code Section: 260 (a)
Code Section: 260 (a)(2)
Code Section: 260 (b)
Code Section: 260 (b)(1)(A)
Code Section: 260 (b)(1)(B)
Code Section: 261 (b)(1)
Code Section: 261 (b)(2)
Code Section: 261 (c)(1)
Code Section: 261 (c)(2)
Code Section: 270
Code Section: 302 (c)
Code Section: 303 (d)
Code Section: 303 (e)
Code Section: 304
Code Section: 304 (b)
Code Section: 304 (d)(4)
Code Sections: 304 , 606 (c)(3)
Code Section: 305
Code Section: 305 (a)
Code Section: 305 (c)
Code Section: 306.3 (b)(2)
Code Section: 307 (g)
Code Section: 308.1
Code Section: 311
Code Section: 311 (b)
Code Section: 311 / 312
Code Section: 312
Code Section: 312 (b)
Code Section: 313.4
Code Section: 315
Code Sections: 315.3 and 315.4
Code Section: 320 (f)
Code Section: 350 (a)
Code Section: 352
Code Section: 363
Code Section: 419.5 (a)(2)
Code Section: 602.1
Code Section: 602.1 (c)
Code Section: 602.7 (d)(2)
Code Section: 602.14
Code Section: 602.18
Code Section: 602.19 ; 604
Code Section: 602.21
Code Section: 602.23
Code Section: 603
Code Section: 604 (f)
Code Section: 604 (f))
Code Section: 604 (h)
Code Section: 606 (a)(2)
Code Section: 606 (b)(2))
Code Section: 606 (b)(2)(B)
Code Section: 607
Code Section: 607 (b) & 607 (g)
Code Section: 607 (d)
Code Section: 607 (i)
Code Section: 607.1
Code Section: 607.1 , 607.2
Code Section: 607.1 (b)
Code Section: 607.1 (e)
Code Section: 607.1 (f)
Code Section: 607.1 (f)(2)(E), (3)(E)
Code Section: 607.2 (f)(3)(B)
Code Section: 607.3
Code Section: 607.3 (c)(4)(C)
Code Section: 607.4
Code Section: 703.2 (a)
Code Section: 703.2 (b)
Code Section: 703.2 (b)(1)
Code Section: 703.2 (b)(1)(C)
Code Section: 703.2 (b)(1)(C)(ii)
Code Section: 703.2 (b)(1)(C)(iii)
Code Section: 703.2 (b)(1)(C)(iv)
Code Sections: 703.3 and 303(i)
Code Section: 703.4
Code Section: 712.61
Code Section: 790.4
Code Section: 790.22
Code Section: 790.38
Code Section: 790.50 (a) or (c)
Code Section: 790.50 (d)
Code Section: 790.70 , 890.71
Code Section: 790.80
Code Section: 790.84
Code Section: 790.88
Code Section: 790.90
Code Section: 790.90 , 790.91 , 790.102
Code Section: 790.91
Code Section: 790.92
Code Section: 790.99
Code Section: 790.100
Code Section: 790.102
Code Section: 790.102 (e)
Code Section: 790.104
Code Section: 790.108
Code Section: 790.109
Code Section: 790.114 , 890.114
Code Section: 790.116
Code Section: 790.116 , 890.116
Code Section: 790.118
Code Section: 790.124
Code Section: 803 (h)
Code Section: 803.2 (b)(1)
Code Section: 803.2 (b)(1)(C)
Code Section: 803.3 (b)(1)(C)
Code Section: 803.5 (b)
Code Section: 803.5 (i)(1)
Code Section: 803.8 (d)
Code Section: 816 .05
Code Section: 817
Code Section: 890.50 (f)
Code Section: 890.54 (a)
Code Section: 890.71
Code Section: 890.84
Code Section: 890.88
Code Section: 890.114 , 790.114
Code Section: 890.116
Code Section: 890.124
Code Section: 903 (a)(6)
Code Section: 983 (b)
Code Section: 1006
Interpretations -- Alphabetical
Subject: ABC license, conditions of approval
Subject: Definition of Bedroom
Subject: Access to dwelling unit
Subject: Accessory use
Subject: Acupressure Services
Subject: Adult day care
Subject: Adult videos
Subject: Aerobics, where permitted
Subject: Alcohol RUSDs and NCU/LCUs
Subject: Animal services, where permitted
Subject: Antennae, satellite
Subject: Athletic field
Subject: ATMs (automatic teller machines)
Subject: Art requirement
Subject: Artist's work space, parking requirement
Subject: Auction house, in NCD
Subject: Auditorium, school, parking requirement
Subject: Auto repair
Subject: Auto repair, mobile
Subject: Auto repair, parking requirement for
Subject: Averaging, phasing of multi-lot development
Subject: Bank vault
Subject: Bar, as accessory to restaurant
Subject: Baseball batting cage, where permitted
Subject: Bathhouse
Subject: Bathhouse, parking requirement and use category
Subject: Bay window, front setback averaging
Subject: Bernal Heights - Height limits applicable to the rear of the property
Subject: Betting facility, where permitted
Subject: Bird cage
Subject: Brewery, small
Subject: Broadcasting or TV station, parking requirement
Subject: Building, meaning for "enclosed building rule"
Subject: Cabaret, parking requirement
Subject: Cannabis clubs, where permitted
Subject: Card club, use category and parking requirement
Subject: Cargo containers
Subject: Carport, noncomplying
Subject: Carts (pushcarts, food catering)
Subject: Cat boarding
Subject: Catering
Subject: Catering trucks and pushcarts, where allowed
Subject: Changes in Use for NCU
Subject: Change of copy on a general advertising sign
Subject: Christian Science Reading Room
Subject: Church, offices accessory to
Subject: Coffee roasting
Subject: Commodity trading broker
Subject: Community center, parking requirement
Subject: Computer repair
Subject: Concordance
Subject: Conditional uses
Subject: Contractor's office and storage, where permitted
Subject: Conversion of dwellings
Subject: Crematorium
Subject: Crematory, storage of human remains
Subject: Decks
Subject: Deck on non-complying structure
Subject: Demolition, replacement policy, Citywide application
Subject: Density
Subject: Discretionary review fee
Subject: Discretionary review
Subject: Dog grooming service, in NCD
Subject: Dolores Heights, permitted obstructions
Subject: Driveways, in rear yard
Subject: Dwelling
Subject: Dwelling unit
Subject: Dwelling unit, guest quarters
Subject: Elderly, units designed for, density of
Subject: Elevator, as permitted obstruction
Subject: Excavated lot
Subject: Exemption of affordable units required per Sec. 315 from base floor area ratio limits
Subject: Expiration of provisions
Subject: Family, limit on number of people
Subject: Fees
Subject: Fee Payment for Legitimization
Subject: Film production facility, where permitted and parking requirement
Subject: Filter cleaning, restaurant
Subject: Fish cleaning, where permitted
Subject: Floor area, definition
Subject: Floor area ratio
Subject: Formula Retail
Subject: Formula Retail Thresholds
Subject: Frontage
Subject: Garages
Subject: General Plan referrals
Subject: Group housing
Subject: Group housing, mixed with regular housing
Subject: Guest quarters
Subject: Gymnasium, where permitted and parking requirement
Subject: Health club, parking requirement
Subject: Health spa, where permitted
Subject: Height
Subject: Height Limits applicable to the front portion of the property
Subject: Hotel, classification of
Subject: Hotel
Subject: Houseboat
Subject: Housing Ratio in the MUR District
Subject: Identifying signs in RC Districts
Subject: Illegal units
Subject: Impound lot for private cars
Subject: Installation of auto accessories
Subject: Kennel
Subject: Landings, stair
Subject: Landlocked lot
Subject: Landscaping
Subject: Legitimization, "Continuous Basis"
Subject: Limousine service, permitted in SLR
Subject: Live fish, sale, storage and/or killing of
Subject: Live poultry
Subject: Live/work space, parking for
Subject: Live/work space, where permitted
Subject: Lot
Subject: Manufacturing as accessory to retail
Subject: Marble cuttingpermitted
Subject: Maritime use
Subject: Martial arts studio
Subject: Massage, out call, office for, use category
Subject: Merger of dwelling units
Subject: Mortuary
Subject: Motorcycle repair
Subject: Museum, parking requirement
Subject: Music
Subject: Neighborhood Commercial Districts, general
Subject: Neighborhood Commercial, uses permitted
Subject: Noncomplying buildings and features
Subject: Noncomplying lots
Subject: Nonconforming sign, change in copy
Subject: Nonconforming uses
Subject: Nonconforming Uses: Discontinuance and Abandonment as it relates to Use Size
Subject: Notice, Duplicates
Subject: Notice for Day Care and Residential Care Facilities
Subject: Notification, Change of use for nonconforming/limited conforming uses in nonresidential buildings
Subject: Office, as accessory use
Subject: On-Site Housing Requirement, Calculation of Units for 10% Threshold
Subject: Open storage
Subject: Open uses
Subject: Optometrist's office, parking requirement
Subject: Orphanages, use classification
Subject: Outdoor sales area
Subject: Parcel delivery
Subject: Parimutuel betting
Subject: Parking, general
Subject: Parking lots
Subject: Pawnshop, use category
Subject: PDR Replacement using Integrated PDR
Subject: Penthouse, stair
Subject: Personal computer repair
Subject: "Personal services," uses included
Subject: Pet Day Care for Dogs
Subject: Porte cochere
Subject: Potential illegal units
Subject: Poultry, storage and sale of, killing of
Subject: Practice studio, where permitted
Subject: Printing, where allowed, plus: for training purposes
Subject: Processing, fish, where permitted
Subject: Public use
Subject: Public utility
Subject: PUD density limits, RH-1
Subject: Pushcarts
Subject: R Districts, ABC licenses issued in
Subject: RC-4 District, uses permitted
Subject: Rear yard
Subject: Rear Yard Requirement where there is a noncomplying structure in the Rear Yard
Subject: Recording studio
Subject: Recreation building, uses included
Subject: Recycling center, where permitted
Subject: Redevelopment Plan
Subject: Referrals
Subject: Required above grade parking setback
Subject: Research and development facilities
Subject: Residential district, definition of
Subject: Residential Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program
Subject: Residential unit, other uses within
Subject: Residential use, conversion to office use
Subject: Residential use defined
Subject: Retail storage
Subject: Roof
Subject: Roof Signs in Industrial and Commercial Districts
Subject: Roomer
Subject: Satellite dish antennae, where accessory
Subject: Sauna as a permitted obstruction
Subject: Sausage manufacture, where permitted
Subject: School auditorium, parking requirement
Subject: School, parking for
Subject: Seating limit, includes sidewalk seating
Subject: Setback
Subject: Sex clubs, where permitted
Subject: Shelters for the homeless, where permitted
Subject: Sidewalk vendors
Subject: Signs
Subject: Signs for Planned Unit Developments (PUD) in R districts
Subject: Signs in Malls
Subject: Soccer field
Subject: Solar Panels (Energy Systems)
Subject: South of Market Area
Subject: South of Market controls, shelters in
Subject: Special use districts, supremacy of
Subject: Split zoning, density
Subject: Stairs
Subject: Stone cutting
Subject: Storage of human remains
Subject: Storage, open, use permitted as open storage
Subject: Storage, retail, where permitted
Subject: Story, in NC definitions
Subject: Studio, music
Subject: Studios, parking for
Subject: Sunset clause, effect on corresponding mapped district
Subject: Sunset of 'Pipeline' Provisions
Subject: Take-out food service
Subject: Teaching, as an accessory use in a dwelling
Subject: Telephones, privately owned for public use, regulations for
Subject: Temporary shelters, where permitted
Subject: Tennis and squash clubs, parking requirement
Subject: Through lot
Subject: Towing operation
Subject: Trade schools, use classification
Subject: Trade shops, parking for
Subject: Trade show, where permitted
Subject: Transient rooms with kitchens, parking for
Subject: Translation/interpretation service, use category
Subject: Trellis, as permitted obstruction
Subject: Truck
Subject: Trucks, vending or catering
Subject: Upper Floor Voids
Subject: Usable Open Space Requirement for Dwelling Units in the SLR District
Subject: Use, principal
Subject: Variances
Subject: Vault
Subject: Vending cart or truck
Subject: Vending operation, where permitted
Subject: Veterinary officeuse category
Subject: Video, adult, where permitted
Subject: Video production business, parking and use classification
Subject: Warehouse, parking requirement
Subject: Wholesaling as part of bakery use
Subject: Wine tasting room, in NC Districts
Appendix
121(e) ZONING BULLETIN
132(d)(2) Front setback, special situations10/86 RWP
132. and 134
136(c)(25)(B)(ii)
136(c)(29) Garages as permitted obstructions
102.7. and 174 "ZONING ADMINISTRATOR BULLETIN"
201. Classes of Use Districts, pre- versus post-1978 3/97
Planning Code Section 226(d), 226(e) and 226(f)
Zoning Maps
Map Sheet Key
Zoning Use District ("ZN") Maps
Height & Bulk District ("HT") Maps
Special Use District ("SU") Maps
Preservation District ("PD") Maps
Coastal Zone Area ("CZ") Maps
Special Sign District ("SS") Maps
References to Ordinances
Ordinances Affecting the Planning Code
2011
2012
2013
2014
New Ordinances