The Board of Appeals is comprised of five Board members appointed for staggered four-year terms. Three members are appointed by the Mayor and two by the President of the Board of Supervisors. The Board is staffed by an Executive Director, Legal Assistant, and Clerks.
When an appeal is filed, Board members will conduct a public hearing on the appeal, listening to arguments and testimony from the appellant(s), permit holder(s), department representative(s), and from interested neighbors and other members of the public. The Board then votes to either uphold the underlying departmental determination, impose conditions on the determination, or overrule the determination.
Charter & Code Sections Governing the Board of Appeals
City Charter, Section 4.106
Business & Tax Regulations Code, Article 1, Sections 8-16, 29, 30 and 31
Administrative Code, Chapter 10G
All Charter and Code Sections may be accessed online by clicking here or by going to www.sfgov.org and clicking the link entitled "Municipal Codes."