First Year Free

First Year Free is a new program created by a recently passed ordinance to support and revive San Francisco small businesses as the City recovers from the pandemic. The program offers relief to qualifying new businesses and new locations of existing businesses by waiving the initial registration fees, initial license fees, and first-year permit fees . The program will be available for qualified businesses who commence business between November 1, 2021 and October 31, 2022.

The Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector is coordinating across City departments to implement this innovative new program on November 1, 2021 and will provide updates and information on this page in the days and weeks to come.