Sidewalk Inspection and Repair Program

The Public Works Sidewalk Inspection and Repair Program makes it easier and less expensive for property owners to comply with City and State codes that require them to keep their sidewalks free of defects. The program accomplishes this by coordinating large-scale sidewalk improvements, making the process streamlined and efficient for property owners. Proactive sidewalk inspections of all city sidewalks are on a 25-year cycle to get repairs. That means, every 25 years, all city sidewalks are inspected and repaired as part of the program.

Street Sweeping

We clean about ninety percent of San Francisco streets with mechanical sweepers. We cover 150,000 curb miles and remove 25,000 tons of litter and debris every year. Generally, we sweep residential streets weekly or twice per month and sweeps commercial areas at least once per week. Mechanical sweepers remove litter from your neighborhood and shopping corridors and also prevent grime and pollutants from entering the City's combined sewer system and therefore reduces the amount of pollutants entering the San Francisco bay and Pacific Ocean!



In the July 2017 Committee for Utility Liaison on Construction and Other Projects (CULCOP) meeting, the Committee will discuss issues related to the permitting and construction of Surface-Mounted Facilities (SMFs). Public Works Code Article 27, Section 2730 requires that Public Works convene a meeting once a year with Persons who submitted Applications for SMF Site Permits. Please come to provide an update on technological advancements, graffiti and blight abatement, and community outreach efficacy.

Monument Preservation

The Monument Preservation Fund maintains the City's existing survey monuments through a long-term plan to inventory, reference and replace lost monuments.


Report it

  • Report a pothole online, use the mobile SF311 app or call 311. Our goal is to repair any pothole that is our responsibility within 48 hours during week days. An action plan will be developed for projects that require more than 48 hours to address. Before you call, please determine the street address and the nearest cross-street where the pothole is located. 


Great Streets Program

Streets make up approximately 25 percent of San Francisco’s land area, more space than is found in the city’s parks. While improvements to the driving surface are important to moving people safely and efficiently, so is the quality of the sidewalk area for pedestrians. As one of the Bay Area’s oldest cities, San Francisco’s infrastructure has not been upgraded to accommodate increased street usage by pedestrians and bicyclists.

Curb Ramp Program

If you are a resident and use a wheelchair, walker, or scooter, you can request a curb ramp in your neighborhood by calling 311 or writing to:

Kevin W. Jensen
Public Works ADA/Disability Access Coordinator
30 Van Ness, Suite 5100
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-557-4685
TTY: 415-558-4088
Fax: 415-558-4519

Note: Curb ramp requests are subjected to further review prior to construction.