Applying for Permits

Instructions on Applying for Permits

  • All permit applications must be submitted in person by the applicant.
  • Fees are not refundable.
  • We do not fax applications. All applications are available on line or at the Police Permit Section.

One or more of the following agencies will be involved in the permit process:

  1. San Francisco Fire Department
  2. Department of City Planning
  3. Department of Public Health
  4. Department of Building Inspection
  5. Department of Electrical Inspection
  6. Department of Plumbing Inspection
  7. Port of San Francisco
  8. Recreation and Park Department
  9. Inter-Departmental Staff Committee on Traffic and Transportation
  10. Redevelopment Agency
  11. Department of Agriculture
  12. San Francisco Police Department
  13. Fencing
  14. Vice
  15. MTA-DPT
  16. Risk management

All applicants must return the completed forms and fees in person, a valid photo identification required at that time.