Enter Application # Here
Information Related to your Online Protest
What is the Notice of Intent I saw posted or received in the mail?
A Notice of Intent (NOI) is a document that notices the all persons owning
or occupying any property and neighborhood planning associations located within
300 feet of the Applicants intent to submit an application for a Surface-Mounted
Facility site permit at one of the of the Preferred SMF Locations listed on the
NOI. The Applicant is also required
to post the NOI at each of the Preferred Locations listed and in addition shall
post at least two (2) copies on each block face within 300 feet of each
Preferred Location. The NOI contains important information about the
Preferred Locations for proposed SMF including the location, a photo simulation
picture, and information about how to protest the SMF. Also located on the NOI is the date
which it was posted.
How do I Protest or Comment on a SMF Notice of Intent (NOI) I
received or saw posted?
Protests or comments must be
submitted Online or by mail.
Protests or Comments for a Surface-Mounted Facility must be submitted
within 10 days from the posting date on the NOI notice.
Online Enter the Application # in the box above
Department of Public Works
Bureau of Street-Use and Mapping
1155 Market Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Attn: Surface-Mounted Facility Protest
send my protests/comments about a SMF Notice of Intent to the general SMF email address SMF@sfdpw.org?
No. Public Works only accepts protests
Online (on this page entering the Application # in the box above) or by Mail,
therefore, please DO NOT send NOI protests/comments to
SMF@sfdpw.org. The email address is intended for addressing specific questions or comments that
you may have regarding the overall SMF program only.
Ok I submitted my Protest, what happens now?
Your protest along with any others will
trigger the requirement for a Public Hearing to be scheduled. Your protest will be promptly sent to
the Applicant and any relevant City department. The Applicant may submit a response to the protest within five (5)
business days of receiving the protest.
Who receives a Public Works Hearing notice?
Public Works will send out notices
at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the Public Hearing with the date
and time at City Hall to any Person who submitted a protest, the Applicant, City
Departments (who reviewed the Preferred Location List) and all persons owning or
occupying any property and neighborhood planning associations located within 300
feet along either side of the Preferred SMF locations listed on the NOI.
How do I attend a Public Works Hearing for a SMF in my neighborhood?
Most hearings are held on Monday
mornings at 9:00 am at City Hall. Public Works Hearings allow testimony from Public Works staff, Protestors and
the Applicant to be heard by a Hearing Officer. If you want to attend the hearing in person, please bring any written or
visual information you would like to use when presenting testimony to the
Hearing Officer. If you can’t make the Hearing or don’t wish to speak, written
submissions and documents received by 5pm on the business day prior to the
Public Hearing date are welcome and will be included by the Hearing Officer. Please submit such submissions by
mail to the Bureau of Street Use and Mapping c/o SMF, 1155 Market Street, 3rd
Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. Attn: Surface-Mounted Facility Hearing Statement, Application No._______ (Example:
14SMF-0001) or drop off in person.
I filed a protest to the NOI locations, submitted evidence or attended
the Public Hearing. When will I
receive the results of the Notice of Final Determination?
The Notice of Final Determination will
posted throughout the block face where the SMF will be located and mailed to the
Applicant, any neighborhood associate (within 300 feet of the SMF) and any
person who either filed a protest, submitted evidence or attended the hearing,
provided the name and address are known to Public Works. Based on
the timing requirements specified in Article 27, at a minimum it would take 21
days plus mail delivery time, or more depending on when the Applicant submits
the Application to Public Works for review after the Director’s Decision is
issued, to receive the results of the Notice of Final Determination.
What if I am unhappy with the results in the Notice of Final
Notice of Final Determination for the SMF
Permit includes information about how to appeal the issuance of the
Permit to the Board of Appeals.
I have additional questions related to Surface Mounted Facilities.
Additional information including
SMF Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Regulations and Public Hearing information
is located on the SMF webpage
http://sfdpw.org/SMF . You can also email or
calling Public Works at (415) 554-8510 and ask for someone knowledgeable about
the SMF program.