Office of Small Business staff are available at the Permit Center, to help you with permits needed for your small business in San Francisco.
When you're here, we'll ask you about your plans, and get you going on your permitting journey.
Many agencies are here, including the Planning Department, Department of Building Inspection, the Health Department, Fire Department, Entertainment Commission, and Recreation and Parks. This makes it easier and faster to have your questions answered.
Language translation services are available throughout the building, including Spanish, Filipino, and Chinese.
Please visit the Help Desk on the second floor of the Permit Center. Drop in or schedule an appointment.
- 1455 Market Garage, Enter on 43 11th St. See more info.
- 1550 Mission, Enter at 90 11th St. Call 415-638-6119.
- 1650 Mission St., Lot #87. See more info.
- Civic Center Garage, 355 McAllister St. See more info.
- Performing Arts Garage, 360 Grove St. See more info.
U racks are located on the sidewalk in front of or next to the building on:
- South Van Ness Avenue
- Mission Street
- 11th Street
The building is completely ADA accessible. There are no steps to the front doors, and elevators are available inside.
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Step by step guide to starting a business in San Francisco
Find out where to begin, what you need, and how to plan for success.
Get your small business permits with a 30-day review
Open a new business or change your business operations under Prop H.
Small business exception to plan requirements
For small businesses undergoing a change of use under the Planning Code
Prepare for your inspection
These checklists will help you prepare for your business inspection.
Permit process for existing awnings (available for a limited time)
Follow this simplified process to get a permit for an existing awning with most fees waived.