Gifts to Public Works

This page is dedicated to the reporting of gifts to San Francisco Public Works. Proposition G, an amendment to the Sunshine Ordinance, places certain conditions on accepting or spending funds by private entities for City functions. 


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. 


Litter Receptacles

We maintain about 3,500 litter receptacles throughout the city. These receptacles are placed along busy commercial corridors, plazas, bus stops, and parks so people walking down the street or waiting for a bus have a place to toss gum wrappers, coffee cups, and other casual litter.

These litter receptacles are for public trash only. Placing household trash in public litter receptacles violates Municipal Police Code 35A and you may be fined up to $300.

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.

Graffiti on Private Property

In 2004, the City's Graffiti Ordinance was amended requiring private property owners to remove graffiti from their property within 30 days of a notice by Public Works. 

If you receive a graffiti notice:

Graffiti Abatement Tips

The following tips will help you as you remove graffiti from various types of surfaces. Additional information about removal and removal materials is available at the Graffiti Hurts website and paint manufacturers' websites. We also recommend that you talk to a graffiti removal contractor. We maintain a partial list of local resources for residents.

Before you get started, remember:

  • Prompt removal works best. If you don't remove it quickly, it will attract more tags.

  • Use the gentlest means of removal to avoid harming the surface.

Graffiti Abatement Resources

For your convenience, We have provided a partial list of graffiti abatement companies. The City cannot recommend or endorse any vendor, supplier or service provider. This list is being provided to you solely for your convenience.


Graffiti Removal Services
Including removal of graffiti on raw brick and other masonry surfaces

2265 Revere Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 348-9700