Access times are inclusive of load-in and load-out. Renting additional time beyond what is included in your contract may be possible for an additional rental fee.
City Hall is made fully accessible by ADA-compliant entrances and elevators. Entrances are located on the Van Ness Avenue, Grove Street and Goodlett Place (Polk Street) sides of the building. Accessible restrooms are located throughout the building.
For One-hour Weddings and Film & Photography, use of electrical outlets is not permitted. For evening and weekend rentals, building power may be used with advance approval and submission of plans to the City Hall Electrician.
Please note that late submission of plans will be charged a fee of $250.
Lighting the exterior of City Hall using its LED system is subject to advance approval from the Office of the Mayor and a fee of $5,000. Please contact our staff to inquire about obtaining approval.
Please visit the San Francisco Fire Department website for more information regarding permit fees and scheduling a Fire Marshall.
All loading and unloading is done through either the Grove Street Loading Dock or the Van Ness entrance, depending on the type of equipment.
The white zone on Van Ness Avenue is available for a limited number of vehicles to drop-off and pick-up equipment and supplies. There is no loading dock, so delivery trucks should be equipped with a ramp or lift gate.
No parking is available on the premises.
City Hall is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. While we can privatize event spaces during those hours, the public is allowed to enter the building.
SHIPPING AND STORAGE
As we have extremely limited storage, City Hall cannot accept shipments in advance of your event, nor store items following it. All items related to your event must be loaded in and taken back out during your contracted access period.
Clients will choose and contract directly with the vendors needed to execute their event, but all event vendors working in City Hall must be on our list of qualified vendors.