Our Location

49 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103

Effective August 17, 2020, San Francisco Planning will be joining our sister agencies at 49 South Van Ness Avenue, along with a centralized SF Permit Center, where 15 City agencies will co-locate to make construction, small business permits, events and other over-the-counter drop-in services in San Francisco more convenient for your project needs.

Due to COVID-19, staff at the Planning Department are not offering any in-person services, but we are operating remotely and are available by email. The Planning and Historic Preservation Commissions are convening remotely, and the public is encouraged to participate. Please visit our COVID-19 service information page here.

Reception: Suite 1400, main telephone 628.652.7600

Planning Counter at SF Permit Center

Located on the 2nd floor, our planning staff can assist you with land use information, design consultation, and other resources.

Find out about more services available at the SF Permit Center.

View of 49 South Van Ness from sidewalk

49 South Van Ness, home of the new Permit Center and San Francisco Planning.

Parking and Transit

On-street metered parking is available in the immediate area comprising Mission Street, 11th Street, Gough Street and Otis Street (please note garages are often full by 9:00am or 10:00am).

Transit Options

SF Muni bus lines include the 14 and 49 lines along Mission Street (northbound) or Otis Street (southbound). For other transit lines, use the Market Street and Van Ness stops.

map showing location


Additional Information

Fee Payments / Wire Transfers

For wire payment instructions or questions contact cpc.wiretransfer@sfgov.org

Language Assistance

At San Francisco Planning, it is our policy to provide free language assistance to Limited English Speaking (LEP) individuals when requested. 

Public Records Request

If you would like to submit a Public Records Request, contact us at CPC-RecordRequest@sfgov.org. Please include a reasonable description of the record(s) sought, being as specific as possible. Please also include an email address, telephone number to receive a response. More details available here.