San Francisco Legal Information
San Francisco Municipal Codes
Introduction to SF Codes

The City of San Francisco has arranged for the city's municipal codes to be published on the Internet by American Legal Publishing. This online version of the San Francisco Municipal Code provides access to current updates of most (but not all) of the San Francisco municipal codes for free. Each code is in a separate searchable database, although you also can search several codes at once by going to this search page

The online version of the Building Inspection Commission Codes contains the Building, Electrical, Housing, Mechanical, and Plumbing Codes for the City and County of San Francisco, current through November 30, 2011.  You can also view current versions of these five codes in print at many libraries including San Francisco Law LibraryUC Berkeley, and UC Hastings.

San Francisco Codes Available on the Internet
The following list includes all of the San Francisco codes available on the Internet via American Legal Publishing:

All municipal codes are organized by Chapter and Article number. Changes and proposed changes are listed at the end of the individual code under “Ordinances.” The ordinance section includes a comprehensive chart of recent changes with links to the proposed legislation (original with strikethrough) and the legislation as finally adopted.   
Note on Recent Revisions
To view the most recent changes to the code, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors maintains a useful website with all of the resolutions and ordinances passed by the board since January 2000.
Additional Guidance
The following list includes a few links to specified sections of the San Francisco Code; these links may not reflect the most recent changes to the codes, but they might be a useful way to find the relevant code section:
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