San Francisco Municipal Codes

Municipal Codes

The Government Information Center (GIC) has print copies of current and historical City and County of San Francisco Municipal Codes. (Branch Libraries do not have the codes.) The current San Francisco Codes are also searchable online via American Legal Publishing Corporation.

Building Codes

See our S.F. Building Codes Web page.

Sunshine Ordinance

San Francisco's Open Government Law is the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the Administrative Code).

Ordinances and Resolutions

Ordinances from 1999 to present can be viewed online at

The GIC houses a collection of ordinances and resolutions from 1966 to 2019 accessible in print and from 1969 to 2019 in electronic format:

Earlier ordinances and resolutions can be researched by using the GIC's collection of the Board of Supervisors' proceedings and other publications.