San Francisco City Hall

City Hall reopens to the public on June 7, 2021.

City Hall remains open on June 18, 2021. 

Getting here

Only the main entrance on Goodlett, the entrance on Grove Street, and the bike entrance on Polk Street are open at this time. Masks or face coverings are required.

The nearest BART station is the Civic Center station. Get help planning your trip by public transportation with the 511 trip planner. For information on getting to City Hall by bus and other MUNI services, call 311.

Parking

You can park in metered spaces on Van Ness, McAllister, Grove, and Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. A CityPark underground parking lot is located on McAllister, between Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place and Larkin.

Accessibility

ADA accessible entrances are located on the Van Ness Avenue, Grove Street and Goodlett Place (Polk Street) sides of the building. Accessible restrooms are located on every floor.

There are elevators on every floor. 

Bringing a bag into City Hall

You must enter City Hall by the loading dock on Grove Street if you are carrying any of the following:

  • Backpacks
  • Gym bags
  • Sealed items
  • Drawstring bags
  • Large camera cases
  • Any bag larger than 11" x 17" x 7"

Your bag will be screened or inspected by a member of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department before you can enter City Hall.  

Tours of City Hall

City Hall tours are not running now because of COVID-19.

Once tours are reopened, the San Francisco City Hall Docents provide guided tours to the public. The tours are about an hour long.

Booking

Call 415-554-6139 for a reservation. Or sign up for tours at the Docent Tour kiosk.

Groups over 8 people meed to make a reservation 4 weeks in advance.

Cost

Most tours are free, but there is a fee for private groups of 8 people or more. There is no charge for school groups from elementary to high school level.

Public Tour Schedule 

Additional information

Contact

Get help

311
City Hall
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102

Mon to Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Closed Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

About

Known as the People’s Palace, San Francisco City Hall is the seat of government for the City and County of San Francisco.

It is also a destination historic landmark, frequently visited by tourists and photographers. Themed colored LEDs light up the building at night.

The City Hall you see today took 2 years to build, after the previous City Hall was destroyed in the Great Earthquake and Fire of April 18, 1906. Steel, granite, and four floors of white marble interiors make up San Francisco's symbol of resilience.