Register a new business
If you engage in business in San Francisco, you must register, renew your registration annually, and show your Registration Certificate in your place of business.
Starter guides for small businesses
Find resources and processes for the most common types of small businesses in San Francisco.
Get help recruiting employees
Save time and money finding quality workers for your business with personalized, zero-cost recruitment services.
Get your small business permits with a 30-day review
Open a new business or change your business operations under Prop H.
Waive permit fees for new businesses
Learn about the First Year Free program which waives the cost of initial registration fees, initial license fees, first-year permit, and other applicable fees for qualifying businesses.
Small business exception to plan requirements
For small businesses undergoing a change of use under the Planning Code