You may not occupy any area outside of the designated limits of your Street Space unless you are granted an Additional Street Space Permit: Article 15, Section 724.7 Public Works Code and DPW Order 173,862.
An ADS Permit is required for:
IMPORTANT: You are required to obtain an ADS Permit if you cannot meet/satisfy the requirements of your Street Space Permit; e.g. your project is within an alley that is posted as “No Parking Anytime” fronting the subject property; and you propose to stage your construction operations in the roadway area, or fronting another property; the sidewalk is not wide enough to accommodate construction materials/staging and a minimum 4-foot accessible pedestrian path of travel;.
Where to apply for an Additional Street Space (ADS) Permit
Bureau of Street Use and Mapping
1155 Market Street, 3rd floor
Permit Processing Hours are 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Telephone: (415) 554-5810
Fax: (415) 554-6161
A non-refundable permit application fee, an additional public right of way assessment fee are required based on the following:
Fees are calculated using one month increments even if the Permittee may occupy less than one month. A processing fee shall be applied to any permit requiring modification. Fees are collected at 1155 Market St., 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. You will not be issued a permit until you have received confirmation of payment.
Hard copy with application
Additional Street Space Permit Requirements
You may not legally occupy the sidewalk or roadway portions of the public right of way until you have completed/obtained the following:
ALLOW AT LEAST 30 BUSINESS DAYS TO PROCESS YOUR ADDITIONAL STREET SPACE PERMIT
If the Director of Public Works determines that the Permittee has exceeded the scope of the Additional Street Space Permit, either in terms of duration or area; determines that any other violation of the permit terms and/or conditions have occurred, the Director of Public Works shall order the Permittee to correct the violation within a specified time period. Violations of Public Works Code may result in the imposition of a financial penalty of up to $1,000 per day. Nonconformance to any related City regulation may result in the revocation of the ADS Permit.
For more information or clarification on any of the permit requirements, please contact us at:
San Francisco Public Works • Bureau of Street-Use & Mapping
1155 Market Street, 3rd Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Map
Telephone : (415) 554-5810 Fax: (415) 554-6161
Office Hours : 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday, except official holidays
Note: all cash and check transactions must be submitted before 4:00 p.m.