Outcomes of food safety inspections of restaurants and other similar providers of food to the public. (More info)

Data Location



The Health Department has developed an inspection report and scoring system. After conducting an inspection of the facility, the Health Inspector calculates a score based on the violations observed. Violations can fall into:high risk category: records specific violations that directly relate to the transmission of food borne illnesses, the adulteration of food products and the contamination of food-contact surfaces.moderate risk category: records specific violations that are of a moderate risk to the public health and safety.low risk category: records violations that are low risk or have no immediate risk to the public health and safety.The score card that will be issued by the inspector is maintained at the food establishment and is available to the public in this dataset.

San Francisco's LIVES restaurant inspection data leverages the LIVES Flattened Schema (https://goo.gl/c3nNvr), which is based on LIVES version 2.0, cited on Yelp's website (https://www.yelp.com/healthscores).

Export in one of many formats (csv, xls, xml, JSON, pdf) via the 'export' button. This dataset is also Socrata API-enabled, for easy, custom-aggregated, and/or custom-filtered application consumption.

For more info on using the Socrata API, visit: https://dev.socrata.com/foundry/data.sfgov.org/sipz-fjte

Data Availability

  • Y Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Available in bulk
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
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Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   CSV, XML, API, JSON, PDF, EXCEL
Reviewer   Jude Calvillo
Submitters   Jude Calvillo
Last modified   Sat May 14 2016 16:18:35 GMT+0000 (UTC)