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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