Building Facades: San Francisco Inspection Requirements

December 5, 2017
Author(s): Carolyn Searls

Damaged and deteriorated building facades are a serious public safety concern. The damage also affects the appearance and structure of buildings playing significant roles in San Francisco’s culture and history. When facade elements fail, there is a chance the component could fall — putting people and property at risk. As a result, many cities, including Boston, Chicago, and New York, have adopted facade ordinances. Read the full topic brief.