The Board's public hearings are held most Wednesday evenings at 5:00 p.m. in Room 416 of San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco. Given the City's Health Orders related to COVID-19, hearings are being held in a hybrid format:  the public and parties may attend in-person or via the Zoom platform.  For remote participation, access information will be posted on our website and meeting agendas by the Friday prior to the hearing.  If you have any questions, please email or call 1-628-652-1150.  

TO VIEW PRIOR HEARINGS, CLICK HEREPlease click this link to access past Board hearing videos.  



NEXT HEARING DATE: July 6, 2022, @ 5:00 PM

The public may participate in-person, via telephone or computer with a Zoom link.  

Watch the Board of Appeals Public Hearing:

  • Streaming online (30-second delay from the actual meeting) 
  • Watch on Local TV:  Local cable channels 26 or 78 (note there is a 10-second delay from the actual meeting).

How the Public can Participate Remotely

The Board welcomes and encourages public comment.  The public may access a Hearing by Computer/smartphone/tablet or by telephone.

If you would like to speak during public comment, please listen for your agenda item to be called, then wait until the public comment section is announced. 


  1. Computer/smartphone/tablet: Use the following link (or paste it into your browser): TBA

Raising your hand during online meetings: 

Step 1: Click the ‘Participants’ button at the bottom of the screen. This brings up several options to choose from to provide nonverbal feedback.

Step 2: Select the ‘Raise Hand’ option.

If you need further instruction, please watch the video on how to raise your hand in a Zoom meeting at the following link:


  2.  Telephone: call 1-669-900-6833 and enter the meeting ID: TBA  (please read the notes, below, prior to calling in)

  • If you want to block your phone number so it is not visible during the hearing, please press *67 prior to dialing the phone number 
  • Participants who wish to speak on a particular item on the Board’s agenda can stay on the meeting phone line and listen for the item to be called.  Please wait for staff to announce the public comment portion.  If your agenda item is called and you would like to speak in public comment on your phone dial *9 and this will show a raised hand and staff will enter you into the Board meeting when it is your turn.  You may have to dial *6 to unmute yourself.
  • The Board’s staff will indicate how much time you have to provide your comments, you will be alerted when you have 30 seconds remaining.
  • Once your public comment time has ended, you will be moved out of the live speaker line and back listening to the meeting (unless you disconnect). 
  • Best Practices when providing comments by telephone:
    • Call from a quiet location
    • Speak slowly and clearly
    • Turn down radios or televisions

In-Person Presentations: A laptop and overhead are available in the hearing room. In the event the laptop is not operational, you should bring a hard copy of the presentation to show on the overhead. In the event the overhead is not operational, you should bring seven hard copies of your presentation for the Board.


Remote Presentations via Zoom

If you are attending remotely and intend to show a presentation (e.g. photos or a Power Point), Board staff will NOT be able to show your presentation during the hearing.

However, Board staff is available to: (1) provide instructions on sharing documents in Zoom, and (2) conduct a test Zoom meeting. Please contact Board staff by emailing You must make your request the Friday prior to the hearing date if you need assistance.  


All Board meeting information is located on this website link:


If you need any help, please feel free to contact this Board’s office at


Please feel free to email this office at if you are having any problems with the meeting phone-line/login on to the zoom meeting link or if you have any other questions.  We will be monitoring this email address during the hearing.


If you require a disability accommodation, please email or call 1-(628) 652-1150.  Please try to make your request at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting.



Board of Appeals Agenda and Supporting Documents links:


Board of Appeals 2022 Meeting Schedule


2022 Agendas, Minutes and Supporting documents


2021 Agendas, Minutes and Supporting Documents

2020 Agendas, Minutes and Supporting Documents

2019 Agendas, Minutes and Supporting Documents

2018 Agendas, Minutes and Supporting Documents

2017 Agendas, Minutes and Supporting Documents

2016 Agendas, Minutes and Supporting Documents

2015 Agendas, Minutes and Supporting Documents

2014 Agendas, Minutes and Supporting Documents

2013 Agendas & Minutes

2012 Agendas & Minutes

2011 Agendas & Minutes

2010 Agendas & Minutes

2009 thru 2000 agendas 

Minutes 1995  1996  1997  1998  1999


Letters of support or opposition from members of the public are due at the Board office no later than one Thursday prior to the hearing by 4:30 p.m. the materials sent to Board members prior to Any written public comment submitted after this date will be provided to Board members on the hearing date. 

Members of the public interested in submitting public comments are strongly encouraged to use the Board’s email address at in order to insure receipt the scheduled hearing date.  The Board accepts public comment mailed to the Board office; however, public comment sent in by US mail is frequently not received in time for the hearing given delays in mail delivery to our office. 

All documents submitted to the Board of Appeals are public records and may be made available to the public for inspection and copying upon request and may appear on the Board’s website or in public documents. If you are a member of the public and are submitting public comment, but would like your name and/or personal contact information to be redacted by Board staff, you must prominently request redaction (preferably bold face type that is underlined) at the beginning of your submission (or if the submission is an attachment to an email, request redaction in the body of the email).