Planning Code Violation Complaint Form
This form is used to report Planning Code violations on private properties. There is no fee to file a complaint. Please be sure to provide accurate information. We accept anonymous complaints, but information that is incorrect or insufficient may hamper the investigation. Please note the information that you provide may be disclosed in response to a Public Records Request. Find out more about how to file a complaint here.
- Please report building and construction-related issues to the Department of Building Inspection (DBI) at 415.558.6570 or DBI.BID.Complaints@sfgov.org
- To report illegal short-term rentals / illegal tourist hotel activities that are subject to Chapter 41A of the Administrative Code, please contact the Office of Short Term Rentals at 415.575.9116 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you are unsure about the type of complaint you can file, please call “311” or visit www.sf311.org
In addition to filing a complaint, there are a number of other options available to you:
- Make Contact with the responsible person. Describe your perception of the problem and discuss how the problem affects you, including possible solutions.
- Attend Neighborhood Organization Meetings and get involved with solving the problem. Review this resource to see if your neighborhood is represented by an organization.
- Community Boards: Ongoing concerns and conflicts between neighbors and businesses about issues that are beyond the jurisdiction of City agencies, can be referred to an independent neighborhood conflict resolution / mediation agency called Community Boards. Community Boards provide San Francisco residents, consumers, businesses, and neighborhood organizations with no-cost and low-cost mediation services as an alternative to expensive and burdensome legal actions. Find out more information on Community Boards or by call 415.920.3820.
Español: Si desea ayuda sobre cómo llenar esta solicitud en español, por favor llame al 415.575.9010. Tenga en cuenta que el Departamento de Planificación requerirá al menos un día hábil para responder
中文: 如果您希望獲得使用中文填寫這份申請表的幫助，請致電415.575.9010。請注意，規劃部 門需要至少一個工作日來回應。
Tagalog: Kung gusto mo ng tulong sa pagkumpleto ng application na ito sa Filipino, paki tawagan ang 415.575.9010. Paki tandaan na mangangailangan ang Planning Department ng hindi kukulangin sa isang araw na pantrabaho para makasagot.