CEQA Exemptions Map

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) map below displays Exemptions (Categorical, Statutory and Community Plan Exemptions), Mitigated Negative Declarations and Environmental Impact Reports related to applications filed with the San Francisco Planning Department. Amendments to Chapter 31 of the San Francisco Administrative Code that became effective as of September 25, 2013 require the establishment of an appeal timeline for CEQA exemptions. For private projects, the appeal period is 30 days after the first approval action. To find out the approval action associated with a project, please refer to the exemption document itself.


To find an exemption related to a building permit click here. (Please note that we are currently updating our database and will be utilizing two maps.)

To find an exemption that is no longer posted on this page please visit the Property Information Map.

Using the Map

GREEN DOTS represent projects where the environmental review is complete.
BLUE DOTS represent projects that are currently receiving environmental review. Environmental documents can be found by selecting a circle and clicking the "more details" button - this will take you to our Permit and Project Tracking System (the document will be under the "attachments" tab).

Click on any circle on the map for more information and the "more details" button to review the project in our Permit and Project Tracking System.

The "Menu" icon at the top of the map provides you with an interactive tutorial related to navigating the CEQA Map and signing up for alerts.


The "Filters" tab on the upper left allows for you to search, narrow results to applications received within a certain timeframe, or search by application type (CEQA Exemptions, Negative Declarations, or Environmental Impact Reports).

The "CEQA Alerts" tab is used for signing-up to receive email alerts related to new Environmental Applications received within a specific geography.

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Public Agency Project Exemptions

Exemptions for projects sponsored by public agencies are provided within the table below; many of these cover a wide geographical area and are not displayed on the Exemptions Map. The appeal period for public projects is 30 days after the approval action. If the approval action is taken at a noticed public hearing, the date of the hearing marks the beginning of the appeal period. The appeal period for any project approved administratively (not at a noticed public hearing) is triggered by the posting of the date of approval within the table below. In the table below green dots designate closed projects, blue dots designate active projects. 

Click on the 'More Details' button on any row in the table to view further information about the project including the Exemption determination document. Use the scroll bars to move down the table.

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Further information about CEQA exemptions and the environmental review process can be found in the Environmental Review Process Summary and on the Environmental Planning web page. For further information on a specific parcel or exemption, please contact:

Erica Russell, Environmental Planner Tech.
Environmental Planning Webmaster
SF Planning Department

Please Note: the map and table are updated nightly; the date indicated at the bottom of this page refers to the last published change to this page, not the last update to the data.