Environmental Health

We help San Franciscans live and work safely by making sure our local businesses, restaurants, homes, and air and water sources meet health requirements.

The entrance of the Permit Center, with the City seal engraved on 2 stories of the glass facade.
Come to the Permit Center

Get help with your food safety, massage, swimming pool, or other environmental health permits. We can help with permit applications and plan checks.


Our staff inspect restaurants to make sure that the food is safe to eat, regulate businesses that use hazardous materials, respond to concerns about pests, mold and lead in housing, test natural swimming areas to ensure safe levels of bacteria, certify farmers' markets, and other programs to make sure our communities are safe and healthy places to live.


Permit Center

49 South Van Ness
2nd floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Mon to Tue, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Wed, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thu to Fri, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

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