Planning your move
You’ve selected your property, signed your lease, and now it’s time to plan your move. At ReLISTO, we want your move to be a good one. Below you will find information to make moving seamless, while answering common questions frequently asked by new residents. Don’t see an answer to your question? Drop us a line. We are here to help you have an enjoyable tenancy.
Move in day: vans and moving companies
Reserve a “No Parking” zone to make moving easier. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) provides temporary no parking zones in front of buildings to allow moving vans to park. Call 311, or 415.701.2311 to secure. Advance notice required. Visit the SFMTA for more information.
Moving into a San Francisco condominium? Check your lease and CC&R’s for specific building requirements or procedures. ReLISTO and owners strive to provide as much information as possible but building rules are subject to change, so ask ahead before your move in date. Fees or additional security deposits may be assessed by the building to you, as the resident, if rules are broken.
Setting up utilities, phone, and internet services
Listed below are some of the more common utilities and service providers for the San Francisco Bay Area.
Gas and electricity
PG&E: To turn on, off or transfer service, call 1-800-743-5000 or use the PG&E website to create a My Energy account and manage things online.
Contact PG&E about a week before you move in to ensure power and gas will be on.
Water and sewer
For San Francisco Properties
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission handles water services in the city of San Francisco. To have water services turned on or off or to open or close an account, call their customer service line at 415-351-3000 Monday – Friday. Website for additional information: http://www.sfwater.org/
For Water Service in Marin County
The Marin Municipal Water District handles the majority of the water services for the San Francisco North Bay. Call customer service at 415-945-1400 during normal business hours. Website for additional information: http://www.marinwater.org/219/Start-Service
For Sewer Service in the city of Marin or Sausalito
Wastewater For Marin and Sausalito
Recology Sunset Scavenger / (415) 330-1300
South San Francisco, Millbrae, Brisbane and SFO
South San Francisco Scavenger Company / (650) 589-4020
Mill Valley Refuse Service / (415) 457-9760
Bay Cities Refuse Services / (415) 332-3646
Internet and Phone Service
Get your parking permit to avoid tickets
Many streets in San Francisco require a Residential Parking Permits (RPP) to park more than 1 or 2 hours. To secure your permit you will need to complete an application and most importantly, have your car registered with your new address- From the SFMTA website. “A copy of the current California DMV vehicle registration in the applicant’s name with permit. address.” For more more information and to see the full process and additional requirements use this LINK.