Pigeon nuisances

Pigeon feeding is not allowed in San Francisco. If you have a complaint, please call or visit 311.

What to do

Remove all food and water sources from your property.

Availability of food and water can cause birds to roost in structures that can be harmful to the birds' health, and may attract rodents to your property.

Remove bird waste, feathers and abandoned nesting materials.

Nests, feathers and bird waste can cause human and bird diseases.

Discourage roosting with wire or nylon mesh.

Always check with the San Francisco Fire Department before installing netting or making other structural modifications to be sure that it will not block access during an emergency.

Do not feed pigeons.

Feeding birds encourages pigeons to roost, which causes property damage and is a potential health hazard.

Last updated February 8, 2024