New Business Registration
San Francisco’s Business and Tax Regulations Code requires that every person engaging in business within the City must register within 15 days after commencing business. The Business Registration Certificate must be conspicuously displayed at your place of business and renewed annually by May 31st.
Determine if your business needs to register in San Francisco
*Answering "Yes" to any of the questions above requires you to register your business. If you answered "No" to all questions, complete and submit the Declaration of Exemption form below.
- City Suppliers / Vendors (P25) Business Registration
- Independent Contractor Notice of Business Registration Requirement
- Information for Lessors of Residential Real Estate (Residential Landlords)
- Declaration of Exemption (pdf) - Exempt entities must provide proof of exemption and a completed Business Registration Certificate application when submitting the Declaration of Exemption.
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