Last Updated: 11/03/2023


The purpose of this document is to help inform the public about the steps and approvals required to paint murals on private property in San Francisco, consistent with San Francisco’s General Plan,Planning Department guidelines, and the Planning Code. Murals are an important cultural asset of San Francisco. This document also recommends basic best practices for painting new murals in order to avoid potential conflicts between artists and property owners.

For questions, you can call the Planning counter at 628.652.7300 or email where planners are able to assist you.

Español: Para información en Español llamar al 628.652.7550. Tenga en cuenta que el Departamento de Planificación necesitará al menos un día hábil para responder.

中文: 如果您需要中文的帮助, 请致电628.652.7550。请注意, 计划部门至少需要一个工作日才能做出回应。

Tagalog: Para sa impormasyon sa Tagalog tumawag sa 628.652.7550. Paki tandaan na mangangailangan ang Planning Department ng hindi kukulangin sa isang araw na pantrabaho para makasagot.

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