Small business permitting help

Visit or contact us if you need help with permits for your small business.

Getting here

Please visit the Help Desk on the second floor of the Permit Center.

If you need assistance between 4:00 to 5:00 PM, please proceed to the second floor using the stairs or elevator and look for counters 77 or 79.



Car Parking

Bike Racks

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.

Public transportation

Public transportation

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Office of Small Business

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

Mon to Fri, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed noon to 1pm)

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The Office of Small Business is San Francisco's central point of information for small businesses.