Start your business in San Francisco
Join us for a free webinar on Tuesday December 7 at 1pm. Learn many new and unknown opportunities offered to San Francisco small business start-ups.
Get your small business permits with a 30-day review
Open a new business or change your business operations under Prop H.
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.
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.
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.
Update business information
You must tell the City if you change your mailing address or begin operating at a new location.