Coronavirus safety for essential businesses
If your business is open during the coronavirus outbreak, you must follow best practices to keep your patrons and employees safe.
File a Fictitious Business Name (FBN)
If the operating name of your business is different from the legal name of your business, you must file an FBN with the City.
Get a dog walking permit
Required for an individual to walk 4 or more dogs (limited to 8 dogs total) at any one time, on public property.
Get City help if your business is affected by the coronavirus outbreak
The City is working on resources to alleviate the pressure that employers are facing as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Get City help if your job is affected by the coronavirus outbreak
The City can help support workers who are affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Check if these services apply to you.
Get reimbursed for paying your SF staff for extra sick time
Workers and Families First will fund 5 extra days of sick leave during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Give up a Fictitious Business Name (FBN)
You must tell the City if you plan to abandon your business trade name or close your business.
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.
Renew, change, or refile a Fictitious Business Name (FBN)
Tell the City if you want to change your registered trade name, address, or ownership information.