Main menu

Subdivisions and Mapping

Public Works' mapping division processes and reviews all subdivision projects that occur in San Francisco, including all condominium conversions.  We also provide surveying services for all city agencies.

Effective January 1, 2018 California State Senate Bill 2 (SB 2 - Atkins) will come into effect and there will be a mandated state fee added to the base recording fees that are currently charged to record a document.   Each document set, including maps, submitted to the Public Works mapping department for recordation will require a fee of $75 per resultant APN in each real property document to be recorded, not to exceed a maximum SB2 fee of $225 per document.  Again, this is in addition to the base recording fee.

This applies to all current and future project applications. Please visit the Recording Fee website of the Office of the Assessor-Recorder for more information.

To increase efficiency and reduce paper consumption, the Office of the City and County Surveyor requires that all project applications be submitted electronically.*

  • Paper applications will be returned to project applicants.
  • As our applications are currently being updated, disregard application language which calls for paper submittal.
  • Applications must be entirely complete or will be rejected.
  • Application re-submittals are subject to an additional $250.00 administrative fee.
  • Electronic file size submittal in any one email is limited to 20 megabytes.  (Multiple emails or “Zip” files may be used.)
  • Digital media is accepted by post or messenger delivery.
  • Submit each application document as a separate PDF file. (Do not bundle multiple documents into one PDF.)
  • Document file naming convention should reflect the name of the document as found in the application checklist.
  • *Note: All documents requiring notarized signature must be submitted in both electronic and original hardcopy format.
  • All checks that are submitted to Public Works Mapping Department are required to be submitted with an Assessor Parcel Number (APN) and subject property address written on the face of the check.  If a check is submitted without the APN and property address then the submittal will be considered incomplete and subject to an additional $250 fee for re-submittal.
  • It is the policy of Public Works Mapping Department that every project has a single point of contact.  All correspondence with Public Works Mapping Department must come through the Project Surveyor.



  1. Commercial Condominium Conversion

  2. Residential Condominium Conversion (2 Residential Units ONLY)

  3. Expedited Conversion Program (ECP) - Group 5 (2-6 Residential Units) - See Expedited Conversion Program Below

  4. Lot Line Adjustment - For Adjusting Property Lot Lines

  5. Monument Referencing - For Survey Monuments Threatened by Construction 

     6. New Condominium  - For Adding Unit(s) to an Existing Building or Creating a New Property and Ultimately Creating Condominiums 

     7. Parcel - Final Map  - For Lot Subdivisions

     8. Record of Survey - For surveys prepared and sealed by a registered CA land surveyor identifying the boundaries of land and real property

     9. Sidewalk Legislation - For Sidewalk Changes

     10. Vacating public right of way or public easements

     11. Certificate of Compliance - For Finding Existing Lots in Compliance with the Subdivision Map Act


Additional Project Information

     Fee Schedule - Public Works' Subdivisions Division application processing and map review fees

     Subdivision Project Tracking System - To track the status of your project

     Sample Pictures for Application - Acceptable sample pictures


Expedited Conversion Program (ECP)


Map Research


San Francisco Subdivision Code and Regulations


General Information

  • Effective Immediately - All submittals in electronic format  Checkprint in PDF format

  • Assessor's Parcel Numbers are required on all Mylar submittals. We do not require complete condominium plans, only the numbers to verify with the Assessor's Office. 

  • If the package received by our office is reviewed and deemed incomplete, you will be assessed a $250 fee for additional review cost.

  • Office of the Assessor-Recorder current recording fee

  • Mapping Transmittal

  • 2017 Year-End Mylar Submittal Deadlines


Information for Mapping Professionals


Related Links

The Office of the City and County Surveyor does not make any representations as to the accuracy and completeness of the information found on non-City internet sites. Links are provided for convenience only and do not imply City endorsement. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the content of information obtained.


Contact Information

San Francisco Public Works
Bureau of Street-Use and Mapping
1155 Market Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 554-5827
Fax: (415) 554-5324