Graffiti Rewards Fund

The Graffiti Rewards Fund offers $250 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of graffiti vandals. The program is a collaboration between Public Works, the District Attorney's Office and the Police Department. If you see a graffiti act in progress, call 911. Never approach a graffiti vandal.


Frequently Asked Questions


Who can apply for the reward?

Community Preservation and Blight Reduction Act

Residents may call 3-1-1 to make a report, or make an online 311 service request.


What is a blight ordinance?

In December 2008, Mayor Newsom signed the Community Preservation and Blight Reduction Act. The Community Preservation and Blight Reduction Act reduces the number of blighted properties in San Francisco neighborhoods.

Contractor Resources

Whether you’re looking to help us design or construct a building or renovate our streets, the links on this page will provide you with resources including references to bid advertisements, general conditions, excavation regulations, city ordinances and codes, and standards and specifications for submitting bids on various projects.

Standards Specifications and Plans

Notice: Printed paper copies of  the Standards Specifications and Plans are no longer available.


Engineering Standard Specifications

Partnering Summit 2014

On February 27,  2014, more than 300 contractors, City department leaders and construction industry executives joined Mayor Edwin M. Lee to officially kick off San Francisco’s partnering program. Partnering brings contractors and City departments together to foster better communication and build trust. Successful partnering delivers projects on time and on budget, with the highest quality, and increases job satisfaction and safety. With more than $25 billion of City projects coming up over the next 10 years, the goal is to work better together.

Refuse Collection and Disposal Rates (Garbage Rates)

Under the 1932 Refuse Collection and Disposal Initiative Ordinance, the City and County of San Francisco approves and sets residential refuse (garbage) rates.  The Director of San Francisco Public Works is charged with reviewing applications for adjustments in residential refuse rates, holding public hearings, and issuing a report and recommended order on whether rates are just and reasonable.


Caring For Your New Street Tree

Proper establishment of your street tree is critical to the future health and maintenance requirements of your tree.  See below for the essentials for a healthy establishment period, which will result in a long and happy life for your tree. A good investment of time now will save you maintenance dollars in the future.


Here are the basics

Urban Forest Plan

Our urban forest is a complex system of trees, plants, wildlife, soil, air and water within the city including the many people who care for and enjoy it.

The Urban Forest Plan’s first phase – Street Trees – is now available.