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The San Francisco Environment Department advances climate protection and enhances quality of life for all San Franciscans.

Credibility: We are a trusted source of information about environmental challenges, drawing on deep expertise to create solutions that make a measurable difference. 

Innovation: We pioneer new, unique solutions that harness the latest technology and best practices to address environmental challenges, while setting examples for other places to follow. 

Collaboration: Working with a range of partners is critical to our success. We are an engaged member of the San Francisco community and work passionately with business and community stakeholders to advance shared civic goals.

Equity: Our programs benefit all residents and businesses in San Francisco and focus on supporting those communities most in need. All our initiatives are underpinned by a commitment to racial equity, inclusiveness, and accessibility.

Impact: The condition of the environment is critically important to the quality of life of all residents, and our programs clearly demonstrate that a healthier environment contributes to a thriving city.

Tyrone Jue was appointed Director of the San Francisco Environment Department (SF Environment) by Mayor London Breed in 2023, after serving as the Department’s Acting Director for more than a year. Read more.

The San Francisco Environment Department office is located at: 

1455 Market Street, Suite 13B* 
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 355-3700  
Email: environment@sfgov.org

*Notice to our visitors: Please be advised that our physical address has been updated on our website to reflect our new location. However, our office remains closed to the public while we complete renovations. We can still be reached by mail or phone during this time. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

San Francisco's Language Access Ordinance (LAO) requires all public-serving City Departments to inform all Limited English Proficient (LEP) persons who seek services, in their native language, of their right to request interpretation or translation; to translate written materials and signs that provide important information about the Department's services or programs into the City's three most common non-English languages (Chinese, Filipino, and Spanish); and to provide access to staff that speak these languages.

San Francisco's Language Access Ordinance (Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs)

The City also adopted the Digital Accessibility and Inclusion standard on November 18, 2021. All City and County of San Francisco websites, online applications, and digital content are required to:

  1. Follow San Francisco's equitable design requirements and Level AA of the most recent Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  2. Provide vital information for the public at a 5th grade level. In cases where technical or legal language is necessary, you must provide a summary at 5th grade level. Vital information is defined by the City's Language Access Ordinance. See Definitions section for more details.
  3. Provide human translation of vital information in the threshold languages defined by the Language Access Ordinance. This includes clear navigation to translations. Currently these languages are English, Chinese (Traditional Chinese), Spanish, and Filipino. Translation for other relevant languages is encouraged.The City and County of San Francisco is dedicated to serving all San Franciscans. We need to give equitable access to all of our digital services and web content. We must consider the need of San Franciscans, City staff, and anyone doing business with the City. Last amended September 15, 2022.

If you have a digital accessibility request, please complete our web feedback form. 

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