San Francisco Department of Public Health Clarification on the Permitting Process for New Bathhouses in the City and County

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) has been asked to clarify the position regarding new bathhouses in the City and County. This question stems from individuals’ historical recollection of the debate on the closure of businesses where men met other men for sex; some of these businesses were bathhouses or what was referred to as the “baths.”
The document document below has been developed to answer frequently asked questions on this topic.

FAQ Regarding Bathhouses in SF