Before you apply for a permit you need to first determine an operating location and contact the San Francisco Planning Department to make sure the site is available.

Once you have cleared your desired location, you can fill out the necessary applications to obtain a food permit in San Francisco. There are six forms required to apply for a permit to operate. You can find PDF’s of all these forms on the San Francisco Department of Public Health website.

Once the Department of Public Health receives the applications and payment, a district Health Inspector will set up an appointment before you are issued a permit.


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