San Francisco Department of the Environment

Department of Environment Operational Update

Thank you for visiting our website. By order of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, effective March 17 through May 3, all residents of the City and County of San Francisco are required to shelter at their place of residence except for essential needs or unless performing an essential job function, as defined here.

The Department of Environment offices are closed, but employees and staff are working remotely. To reach Department staff, please refer to the following condensed directory:

Front Desk Phone (forwarded): (415) 355-3700

Press Inquiries: [email protected]

General Inquiries: [email protected]


Important Messages

Commission Meetings

  • The Commission on the Environment meeting for March 24 has been cancelled.
  • Until City Health Orders are lifted, it is likely that other Commission and Subcommittee meetings will be cancelled.

Refuse Services

Emergency Ride Home program

  • The Emergency Ride Home program continues to be available to individuals who work in San Francisco who are fulfilling essential job functions, and all requests will continue to be evaluated based on the program's eligibility criteria.
  • Taxi and public transportation services are essential and will continue to be available. SFMTA is advising people not to ride Muni if you are feeling ill, except as necessary to seek medical care after consulting with your medical provider. For transportation updates, please visit SFMTA's website. For questions about the Emergency Ride Home program, contact [email protected].