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Sidewalk Landscaping Permits

San Francisco Public Works issues low-cost permits for sidewalk landscaping, so property owners can convert a portion of their sidewalk into an attractive landscaped area. Public Works staff ensures that landscaping on sidewalks is properly constructed and maintained to protect public safety, ensure pedestrian access and protect city infrastructure.  Landscaped sidewalks look great, provide wildlife habitat, reduce flooding, and increase property values! To learn more about the benefits of greening, view our Benefits of Greening presentation and click here to see projects that have included greening.

Getting Started


Designing your Sidewalk Garden


Planting your Sidewalk Garden


Additional Resources 









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