San Francisco City Essential Resources

San Fransisco Essentials

City of San Francisco website

Everything you need to know about living in San Francisco. Chock full of useful resources, including information about the City of San Francisco government, city budget updates, city services and more.

Voter registration

Register to vote in California and learn more about San Francisco elections and upcoming deadlines.

Vehicle registration and license

Everything you need to drive safely in San Francisco, including vehicle and title registration, tips for buying or selling your vehicle, license plates and more.

Homeowners / renters insurance

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San Francisco electricity

Start service, manage your account, report outages and more. PG&E is the combined natural gas and electric utility provider for northern and central California.

San Francisco water and utilities

Start service, make payments online and manage your water usage. You can also find utility rates and verify appropriate ways to get rid of waste in this comprehensive website.

The Better Business Bureau, San Francisco

Find businesses you can trust in San Francisco. Search the BBB Accredited Business Directory to see reviews, ratings and complaints from customers like you.

San Francisco Police Department

Learn about the men and women protecting your community. Stay updated on crime reports in your neighborhood, and get the information you need to keep your family safe.

California Department of Transportation

Get updates on road conditions, schedules and inclement weather.

San Francisco Parks and Recreation

Learn about San Francisco’s parks, check park rules and ordinances, and find recreation programs.

San Francisco Schools

Your child’s education is important. Use this tool to help you research public and private schools in San Francisco.