This website assists you in finding appropriate permit information for your business. It also provides contact information for the various agencies that administer & issue these permits. Search by city, county and business type.
SF Planning Dept - Restaurant & Foodservice
This Getting Started Guide walks you through the necessary permits, codes, application processes.
San Francisco Dept. of Health - Food Safety Program
Provides information on the restaurant scoring system, restaurant inspections and detailed descriptions of violators.
FDA: Overview of Requirements ofr a Food Business
Food business must pass regulatory requirements. Some of these requirements apply to all food businesses, and some are specific to the particular food product, such as low-acid canned food, seafood, or juice. This FDA resources is a good starting point ot learn of the specific requirements for any given food business; additinal stte and local requirements may also be applicable.
San Francisco Tax & Treasurers Office: Starting a Business
Business resource center for San Francisco business people.
Oakland Business Assistance Center
Business resource center for Oakland business people.