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License 123 - Find Out Which Permits & Licenses Your Business Needs

Small Business ApplicationLicense 123

Are you ready to take that next step to start your own business in San Francisco?  Whether you're opening a restaurant and hiring 10 employees or starting your own consulting service in your home office, you will need to apply for the proper permits and licenses in order to comply with City, State, and/or Federal requirements.

San Francisco wants to make this process as easy as possible by gathering all the necessary forms in one place.  Rather than visiting numerous departments to pick up application forms, or downloading them from various websites, business owners can now download everything from one place. 

License 123 is the first phase of a larger project to streamline the permitting and licensing process in San Francisco.  There are limitations to this tool in its current capacity so we welcome your feedback in order to continue to improve our services. 

You can always receive customized, one-on-one assistance from the Office of Small Business if you have any questions regarding License 123 or how to start your business in San Francisco.  Services are available by phone, walk-in, and by appointment, M-F, 8am-5pm, at City Hall, Room 110.  To schedule an appointment, please call 415-554-6134, or email, sbac@sfgov.org.  All services are available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Spanish.

Click here to use License 123 to find out which permits and licenses you need to start your business in San Francisco.
Last updated: 10/16/2014 4:31:55 PM