Permit Center Business Services

We offer over-the-counter services and permits for businesses.

Office of Small Business (OSB)

The Office of Small Business is here to equitably support, preserve and protect small businesses in San Francisco. OSB provides high quality direct services and programs, drives practical policy solutions, and serves as a champion for San Francisco’s diverse small business communities.

  • Weekdays: 9:00 AM to noon and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Additional information about the Office of Small Business is found here. 

SF Planning Consultation Services

Get your small business permits with a 30-day review. Open a new business or change your business under Proposition H. 

Additional information on Proposition H is found here. 

SF Department of Public Health (DPH)

The Environmental Health Branch (EHB) issues permits to mobile food vendors to lower the risk of food-borne illness.

Additional information for the application process is found here.

San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD)

A Fire Department operational permit constitutes permission to maintain, store, use or handle materials, or to conduct processes which produce conditions hazardous to life or property, or to install equipment used in connection with such activities.

Additional information on operational permits can be found here. 

Last updated March 22, 2024