How to file a whistleblower report

Report fraud, waste, and abuse by City employees and people who do business with the City.

What to do

1. Learn about the program

Before you file a report, learn about the Whistleblower Program.

Be sure to review:

  • How it works
  • Your rights (including confidentiality and protection from retaliation)

2. Submit your report

On your report form, tell us:

  • Your contact info (unless you would like to remain anonymous).
  • Full and complete complaint details, explaining who, what, where, when and why.
  • If you have reported this information to another venue.

Include any documents (photos, copies of emails) to support your report.

Phone

Phone

Call 311 or 415-554-7657 to file your complaint by phone.

Tell the operator that you wish to file a complaint with the Controller's Whistleblower Program.

In-Person

In-Person

Download and fill out a complaint form

On your complaint form, tell us:

  • Your contact info (unless you are filing an anonymous complaint)
  • What happened
  • Any other actions you have taken

Include any documents (photos, copies of emails) to support your complaint.

Bring your completed form to:

Controller's Office

City Hall
1 Dr Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Room 316
San Francisco, CA 94102
View location on google maps

Email

Email

Download and fill out a complaint form

On your complaint form, tell us:

  • Your contact info (unless you are filing an anonymous complaint)
  • What happened
  • Any other actions you have taken

Include any documents (photos, copies of emails) to support your complaint.

Email your completed form to:

Mail

Mail

Download and fill out a complaint form

On your complaint form, tell us:

  • Your contact info (unless you are filing an anonymous complaint)
  • What happened
  • Any other actions you have taken

Include any documents (photos, copies of emails) to support your complaint.

Mail your completed form to:

Controller's Office

City Hall
1 Dr Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Room 316
San Francisco, CA 94102
View location on google maps

Check your report status

After you file a complaint, you'll get a complaint tracking number. Use it to check your complaint status.

When you check your report status, you will:

  • Get a general update on your report status
  • See any investigator messages if they have follow-up questions

Under current law, we do not disclose Whistleblower report information.

Find out what your report status means.

For reports submitted before July 30, 2012, email us: whistleblower@sfgov.org.

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Last updated July 28, 2022

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