Licenses and Permits

License renewal fees are due on March 31 each year. Prior to the deadline, businesses will receive a bill that shows license fees due. The fiscal year 2021-22 gray license certificate is valid through March 31, 2022. 

 Pay License Fees 

Additional Information

The City has passed legislation that will affect fees for Weights & Measures and Point of Sale devices, including the following:

  • Fees for “weights and measures” and point of sale devices will now be collected on the Unified License bill due March 31st of each year.

  • All registrations for weighing and measuring devices issued prior to November 1, 2021, that were effective on November 1, 2021, shall continue to be effective through March 31, 2022.

  • Per Notice G-21-04 from the California Department of Food and Agriculture - Division of Measurement Standards (DMS), the Device Admin fee has been increased starting April 1, 2022:

CLASS CODE

DESCRIPTION

 FORMER MISC. FEE

 NEW MISC. FEE

WM01

CNG METERS

 $       1.10

 $        16.00

WM02

ELECTRIC SUBMETERS

 $       0.10

 $          0.50

WM03

FABRIC, CORDAGE, WIRE MEASURE

 $       1.10

 $          2.20

WM04

GREASE & LUBE METERS

 $       1.10

 $          2.20

WM05

LIQUIFIED GAS METERS

 $       8.00

 $        16.00

WM07

ODOMETERS

 $       1.10

 $          2.20

WM08

RETAIL MOTOR FUEL METERS

 $       1.10

 $          2.20

WM09

RETAIL METERS

 $       1.10

 $          2.20

WM10

RETAIL WATER METERS

 $       1.10

 $          2.20

WM11

TANKS (LIQUID TEST)

 $       1.10

 $          2.20

WM13

VAPOR SUBMETERS

 $       1.10

 $          0.50

WM14

VEHICLE METERS

 $       1.10

 $          2.20

WM15

WATER SUBMETERS

 $       0.10

 $          0.50

WM16

WHOLESALE METERS

 $       1.10

 $          2.20

WM18

COMPUTING SCALE

 $       1.10

 $          2.20

WM19

COUNTER SCALE

 $       1.10

 $          2.20

WM20

CRANE SCALE

 $       1.10

 $          2.20

WM21

DORMANT/PORT. PLATFORM SCALE

 $       8.00

 $        16.00

WM22

HOPPER AND TANK SCALES

 $    12.00

 $        24.00

WM23

HANGING SCALE

 $       1.10

 $          2.20

WM24

LIVESTOCK & ANIMAL SCALE > 10,000 POUNDS

 $       8.00

 $        16.00

WM25

MONORAILS & MEAT BEAMS

 $       1.10

 $          2.20

WM26

PRESCRIPTION/JEWELERS SCALES

 $       1.10

 $          2.20

WM27

RAILWAY SCALES

 $    12.00

 $        24.00

WM28

VEHICLE SCALES

 $    12.00

 $        24.00

WM29

MISC. WEIGHING DEVICES

 $       1.10

 $          2.20

WM30

COUNTER/OTHER LESS THAN 100LBS

 $       1.10

 $          2.20

Some businesses are required to obtain additional permits and licenses from regulatory agencies. The Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector collects annual license fees on behalf of the Department of Public Health, Fire Department, Police Department, Entertainment Commission and the Office of Cannabis. After a permit is approved by the regulatory agency, the business owner will receive a bill from the Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector due annually by April 30th*. The bill will list every license owed for each location the business operates. Businesses who are paid in full will receive a license certificate that must be posted at the place of business.

*Note: Weights and Measures operates on a different cycle. 

San Francisco business owners must submit the appropriate permit application and pay any associated fee to the regulatory department(s). If an inspection is necessary, the business owner will be contacted by the agency to schedule an appointment. Usually, a business must pass an inspection to be approved.

Regulatory agency permits and forms are available at:

 

Search for your license bill 

You will need:

  • Business Account Number
  • Last 4 Digits of your SSN or FEIN
  • 8 Digit (PIN). To reset your PIN, use the form below. 

 

Pay your bill

Make checks payable to "San Francisco Tax Collector" and mail to: 

San Francisco Tax Collector
PO Box 7427
San Francisco, CA 94120-7427

Pursuant to the Ordinance amending various sections of the San Francisco Business and Tax Regulations Code, the Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector has implemented a consolidated billing system for license renewal fees. Businesses receive a single bill which will list all the license renewal fees associated to a single ownership based on their current "Business Registration Certificate Number" on file.

The Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector handles the annual regulatory license renewal. When all license fees are paid in full, the license certificate(s) is issued. Be aware that some businesses who do not have a current Business Registration Certificate will not receive licenses until all business tax and fee matters are resolved.

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