The San Francisco Department of Building Inspection maintains a list of empty and abandoned buildings, updated every quarter.

As a public service, we will publish this list on our website on this linked page:

This list is current through the 2nd Quarter (April, May, June), 2016.  Check back in early November, 2016 for an updated list through the 3rd Quarter, 2016.

If anyone wants the complete DBI database, contact us at

In the words of Emma Goldman, “Ask for work. If they don’t give you work, ask for bread. If they do not give you work or bread, then take bread.”