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US Appraisers Building

U.S. Appraisers Building630 Sansome St
San Francisco, CA 94111

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The 16-story United States Immigration Station and Appraisers Stores of 1939–44 (now commonly called the Appraisers Building) occupies the western portion of the block bounded by Sansome, Battery, Washington and Jackson Streets in San Francisco.

Building information

Property manager: Rachel Kwan

Public hours: 7 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)

For more building information or service calls, see contact information at top right (or by scrolling down on mobile devices). For other federal government information, call 800-FED-INFO.

Parking and public transportation

There is no parking available in the building for the general public. Metered street parking is nearby. Five commercial parking lots, three open and two covered, are within walking distance to the building. Public transportation is available via BART and Muni. The nearest taxi stand is two blocks away on Clay Street at Le Meridien Hotel.

Public access

All public visitors and contractors are required to pass through electronic security equipment on the first floor. Contractors must enter and exit through the loading dock. ADA access is available at the 630 Sansome Street entrance to the building.

Key tenants

Major tenants are the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Executive Office for Immigration Review, USDA General Counsel, and Federal Occupational Health.

Find additional information for tenants on this page.

Building Services

Amenities Open to Location Hours of operation
Snack bar Public 1st floor M-F 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
Vending machines USCIS only 13th floor, Room 1320 24/7
Fitness center Federal employees only Basement, Room B44B 24/7
Health unit Federal employees only 14th floor, Room 1434 M-F 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

History and architecture

The United States Immigration Station and Appraisers Stores in San Francisco has been associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of American history. The building housed immigration and customs agencies of the Federal government since its completion in 1944 and still retains associations with these functions of the government. Although substantially altered in 1985–88, the building embodies distinctive architectural characteristics spanning two significant periods in American architecture, the Depression and World War II, and is the work of an important American architect, Gilbert Stanley Underwood.

The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as U.S. Appraisers Stores and Immigration Station.

Read more about the history and architecture of this building.

Occupant information

Access and hours of operation

The building is fully operational (lighting services) from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. Tenants may access the building 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including federal holidays. A key card will be required for access at all times.

Key cards are available for tenant agency employees for all-hours access. All requests for key cards must be submitted through the tenant agency’s management to the GSA Property Manager for approval. Requests will then be given to our service desk receptionist to process. Our office is located on the 10th floor in Room 1063. Our number is 415-844-5000.


Contract guard service is in place to protect the property and the tenants. Your help is needed; cooperation and awareness will help them do their job. Guards are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including holidays). For all emergency or security concerns, or if no guard is available, please call FPS Denver Mega Center at 877-437-7411.

Joint use/shared services

Standard services are commonly included as part of the rent charged by GSA as documented in the Occupancy Agreement. Reimbursable services are normally excluded from the rent and are funded through a Reimbursable Work Authorization (RWA). Examples include after-hours lighting, special or after-hours cleaning, office space carpet cleaning, uninterruptible power services, and non-standard trash removal.

Conference rooms: Located on the 10th floor there are three joint-use conference rooms available for tenant use. Suite 1050 seats approximately 35 and has full video projection available for reservation/use. Suites 1042 and 1044 are executive meeting rooms that seat up to 15 comfortably. A demising wall between the suites can be separated to open both rooms to a larger room that seats approximately 20-30. A projector and other audiovisual equipment are available for reservation/use.

Conference rooms are available for building tenants from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays on a first-come, first-served reservation basis at no cost. Use of rooms outside this time frame are possible through special arrangements with the GSA Property Manager and payment of overtime utility and security costs.

For reservations, please call the GSA Property Management Office at 415-844-5000

Building operations

Maintenance and service requests: Please contact the GSA main line at 415-844-5000 or email servicecalls@gsa.gov during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, for janitorial, HVAC, elevator, lighting, or any other service provided by GSA in our building. A mechanic is on duty from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Custodial services: GSA provides cleaning for assigned space equal to commercial cleaning for similar space. The following services are standard: vacuuming, sweeping and dusting; emptying trash; servicing restrooms, lobbies, corridors, and other common areas; servicing loading docks and platforms; washing windows; and pest control. Carpet spot removal can be done on an as-needed basis. Overall shampooing is done as a reimbursable service and should take place on a regular basis to preserve the appearance and condition of the carpet.

Lighting/HVAC: Ten hours of steam heat, ventilation, and lighting are provided at no additional cost during normal duty hours. Heating outside this timeframe is available on a reimbursable basis with advanced notice to the GSA Property Management Office at 415-844-5000.

Utility closets: Tenant and tenant vendor access to electrical and telephone closets can be obtained by contacting the operations and maintenance contractor at 415-844-5000. Please do not install equipment in these closets without first contacting the GSA Property Management Office.

Tenant-controlled space alteration: Space alterations should not be performed without first contacting the GSA Property Manager. GSA can provide alteration solutions to meet your needs. Alteration projects are normally funded through a reimbursable work authorization (RWA). Also, it is building policy that work that might disrupt building tenants (e.g. paint fumes, construction noise, etc.) be accomplished after standard building operating hours.

Under the conditions above, if you are authorized to perform alterations within your space, you must adhere to all building-specific regulations with respect to contractor access, clearance procedures, and all other conditions governing general access and security controls relative to this building.

For any questions, please call the Property Manager at 415-844-5000.

Miscellaneous topics

Occupant emergency plan: As the lead tenant in this building, the Department of Homeland Security is responsible for creating and updating the Occupant Emergency Plan. Please take time to become familiar with it, and participate in Facility Security Committee meetings.

Displays: Please do not post or display any material outside tenant space or on public hallway walls, doors and restrooms without first contacting the Property Manager at 415-844-5000. Displays must be posted on easels, but again, please contact the GSA Property Manager prior to taking action.

Personal property: Please do not put surplus items in building common space (i.e., corridors, elevators, loading dock, etc.). Doing so may impede egress should the building need to be evacuated. GSA will be glad to advise you about excessing surplus property.

Loading dock: The loading dock is open from 6 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Scheduling the use of the loading dock for deliveries, moves, etc., can be arranged through the GSA Property Manager at 415-844-5000. A guard must be present at all times while the loading dock gate is open, so it is imperative that the GSA or on-site maintenance contractor be informed at least 24 hours advance to make these arrangements.

If a vehicle(s) will be at the dock for more than 20 minutes, it must be attended in the event it needs to be moved for other deliveries/services.

Deliveries: To minimize disruption to other occupants, we encourage tenants to arrange large deliveries outside of normal business hours. In the event of after-hour activities, the tenant will be responsible for arranging guard services by contacting Officer Roger Scharmen at 415-522-4169 or roger.scharmen@dhs.gov.

Recycling: Tenants are encouraged to take advantage of the building-wide recycling program, which includes paper, glass bottles and jars, metal cans, plastic containers and cardboard. Any questions regarding recycling, please call the GSA Property Manager at 415-844-5000.

GSA is undertook an environmental assessment about potential repairs and alterations at the US Appraiser’s Building and the US Customs House in downtown San Francisco.