City Hall Bag Policy

Although City Hall has 4 other entrances, if you wish to enter City Hall with a backpack, gym bag, or any bag that is larger than 11” x 17” x 7”, you must do so via the Loading Dock on Grove Street so that the contents can be screened and/or inspected by the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department before entry.  

Please enter via the Loading Dock if you are carrying any of the following:

  • Backpacks
  • Gym Bags
  • Sealed Items
  • Drawstring Bags
  • Large Camera Cases
  • Other Bags Larger than 11" x 17" x 7"

The Loading Dock Entrance is located on Grove Street, between Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place and Van Ness Ave., at the west end of the driveway.

 City Hall Grove Street Loading Dock Map