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For new and modified landscape projects over 500 square feet, compliance with the Water Efficient Irrigation Ordinance requires professional documentation to be submitted to assure that your landscape is planned and maintained to meet water and irrigation efficiency standards. Your project qualifies as a Tier 2 project if it:

  • Includes a new landscape area at least 500 square feet or a modified landscape area at least 2,500 square feet


  • Is Tier 1 but includes less than 75% low water use plants and/or more than 25% turf

Applicants for Tier 2 landscape projects must complete a Tier 2 Form and provide landscape documentation for review and approval by the SFPUC before commencing installation. A complete Landscape Documentation Package shall include:

  • Tier 2 Application Form - includes Water Budget Worksheets
  • Planting Plan
  • Irrigation Plan
  • Soil Management Report (or soil specification)
  • Grading Plan (if significant grading)

To submit your landscape project for review, complete the Tier 2 Application form including the project's plans (in PDF) and email the application package to

Resources for Tier 2 Projects

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Last updated: 12/11/2019 10:17:09 AM