How do I find out who owns the retaining wall between my property and my neighbor in San Francisco?

You can find out who owns the retaining wall between you and your neighbor in San Francisco by getting the permit history of the properties to see if a permit was ever issued for the retaining wall. Permit history for a San Francisco property can be requested by submitting a record request form from the Public Information Counter. You can call (415) 558-6080 for any records assistance.

If a permit was never issued, it is a civil matter and you may need to hire a private surveyor to determine ownership.

 

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