Street Names

Definition

Note: The above only applies to city-owned public streets

Illustration

The street sign for Jack Kerouac Alley \(formerly Adler Alley\). On the street sign, both names are present for five years following a name change.

  • Above is the street sign for Jack Kerouac Alley (formerly Adler Alley). On the street sign, both names are present for five years following a name change.

Authority

  • New street names assigned during the development / subdivision of land
    • Recordation of final parcel maps including new streets happens with the Office of the Assessor-Recorder
    • Before recordation, subdivision maps are approved by the County Surveyor, the Public Works Director and the Board of Supervisors
    • Part of the process defined in the City Subdivision Codes
  • Renaming of streets requires:
    • Petition with signatures submitted to Public Works for review with a submittal fee
    • The resolution referred to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
    • A Public Hearing at the Land Use and Economic Development Committee
    • Board of Supervisors approval
    • Mayor's signature

Use

  • For official base maps to label the streets properly
  • As a component part of a full address (see address formatting guidance)
  • To validate against user submitted address data (e.g. in a form online)

Accepted values

Reference Datasets

Dataset Description and Constraints Reference Columns
Street Names Contains a list of officially valid street names contained in the City's Basemap fullstreetname composed of streetname & streettype & postdirection
San Francisco Basemap Street Centerlines A geographic reference of the all basemap streets including a number of street components like the valid name streetname composed of street & st_type

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