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San Francisco City Hall

1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102-9991
+1 415-701-2311
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The dome of this venerable Government building is a replica of the one crowning St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
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1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102-9991
Civic Center
+1 415-701-2311
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Who would think that city hall would be worth a tourist's time? City Hall was a stop on our city tour of San Francisco. I wondered why until we drove up to the building and saw its architectural splendor. The inside was even more impressive....More

Thank Aaron H
Reviewed 4 days ago

The art and architecture of City Hall is truly impressive. We took a guided tour, which we enjoyed but found it funny that the tourguide was a retired city employee who had worked there for 30 years; she had been in the tax assessors office,...More

Thank Tacopete5
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a magnificent building with a large dome as the centre piece. The day we visited, there appeared to be a lot of civil marriage ceremonies taking place under a small dome at the top of the grand stair case. In a room off...More

Thank Brianmac55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I attended a friend's wedding at city hall this weekend.I have seen the building from the outside,but this is the first time I have actually been inside.Very impressive building inside.The staircase is particularly impressive for a wedding reception. A security check is required to go...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish my city would have buildings like SF City Hall because it is utterly beautiful inside. It is free to go inside, security check in place, and if you can spare 15 minutes, you should take a view of the spectacular dome and interior...More

Thank Christina Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I haven't visited City Hall in a decade. The last time I visited, there had been rumors about its safety because it is located in the Tenderloin district. I just visited around 8am and it looks like any other city's urban area. The building...More

Thank newyorkannie7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

San Francisco City Hall is a must see when visiting the city by the bay. The building itself is an architectural gem. The cupola is one of the largest in the world. The interior architecture is as beautiful as you would see in many European...More

Thank pilotandme
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did not go inside the city hall but it is wonderful to visit from outside and walk around the area and admire the architecture. There is the Opera House , San Francisco Symphony building and much more The grand San Francisco is t be...More

Thank KomillaS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This city hall is quite historic. It is taller than the U.S. capitol and has such a remarkable history!

Thank Mark42139
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building looks like a typical big city German Rathaus or European palace. My kids were impressed - never having been to Europe. For me...it was worth crossing the square from the Asian Art museum. Very attractive building and enough historical placards to fill the...More

Thank BobOfBellevue
Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things
government and performance-related in the city.
Although its streets are best walked during daytime,
numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to
one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz
center offer year round entertainment within the
shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold
tipped dome of City Hall.
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14 January 2017|
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Response from Bud B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but we were only there to visit and take pics. Did not ask any questions.
17 December 2016|
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Response from Klaus L | Reviewed this property |
we found no issues, save for security kinda like tsa in that they checked bags and the like...very easy overall...good luck.
Hi, I am from Singapore and am researching on getting married in San Francisco City Hall this year. I understand from the SF County website that there are two appointments to be made 90 days in advance - first being the marriage license, and the latter being the civil ceremony. I am planning for a 2-weeks vacation in SF as this is the maximum number of days that I can get away from work. This is an important milestone in both my boyfriend's and my lives and we are a little disappointed that we are only able to obtain copies of the marriage certificate 2 to 4 weeks after the request. Is there any opportunities that we can get the marriage certificate before we leave the city? Also, I read that we will need to get the certified original "apostilled". Is it necessary to get this? Please advise. Liz
2 March 2016|
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Response from Mitchell1944 | Reviewed this property |
Do a internet browser search for the the web page of the SF City & County Government and go to County Clerk FAQ, Marriage Licenses & Ceremonies. Read through it and go to connected links for further information. I do not... More