Shared Spaces

The Board of Supervisors passed the permanent Shared Spaces legislation on July 20, 2021. Current permit holders do not need to take action now.

Important considerations

White Cap Shared Space
“White Cap Shared Space” by Robin Abad Ocubillo

The Board of Supervisors passed the permanent Shared Spaces legislation. Current permit holders do not need to take action now. Learn about legislation

Space heater for outdoor spaces
“Outdoor heater” by Secondtree, CC BY-NC-SA

Propane heating fixtures need an additional Operational Permit from the SF Fire Department. Permits are free!

Outdoor dinning space showing good ventilation
“Ventilation” by SF Planning Department

Cross-ventilation through Shared Spaces minimizes transmission of COVID-19. Check out the design guidelines for specifics.

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Businesses can apply for Shared Spaces, a new program for more flexible use of sidewalks, streets, and other outdoor spaces.