San Francisco County is one of 58 counties in California.
In 2011 San Francisco County earned a Sunny Awards for having a perfect website transparency score.
- Main article: Evaluation of California county websites
This evaluation was last updated on: an unknown date.
- Elected Officials
- The names and contact information for all board of supervisor members is available.
- The agendas and minutes of board of supervisor meetings are published.
- Meetings and agendas are archived to 1998.
- Public Records
- There is a procedure for requesting public records.
- Details of the county's Sunshine ordinance are available.
- Information on contracts is published.
- Information on building permits and zoning is published.
- Current and proposed budgets are posted. 
- Budgets are archived for 3 years.
- The most current audit is available.
- Annual audits are posted and archived for three years.
- Information on local taxes is provided.
- Administrative officials are listed with contact information under respective departments.
- Extensive information is provided on lobbyists operating in the county as well as lobbyist employed by the county.
- If the county is a member of government lobbying associations is not disclosed. Nor is the membership dues for associations available.
- Clarifications by the City and County of San Francisco:
- Please notice that our County publishes online a list of lobbying organizations that the County has engaged and discloses the full amount the City has paid to those organizations. You can find the information on the following page:
- - http://www.sfethics.org/ethics/Lobbyists-on-Behalf-of-the-City/
During Sunshine Week of 2010, San Francisco County was given a Sunny Award in honor of their proactive disclosure of government information.
- Main article: California government sector lobbying
In 2008, San Francisco County reported $240,000 spent on lobbying the federal government.
For 2007 and 2008, the county's transportation authority spent $81,400 on lobbying the California legislature.