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Food Safety Program: Other Permits

You must complete the three steps below to apply for a permit to operate a:
  • Dog Kennel
  • Laundromat
  • Pet shop
  • Pet hospital
Step 1

Print and fill out the following three forms:

  1. Application for permit to operate or certificate of sanitation (pdf)
  2. Zoning referral (pdf)
  3. Fire marshal application (pdf)

Step 2

Send all of the above forms and include a permit fee (see the Fee Schedule under 'Helpful Links') to:

Department of Environmental Health
1390 Market Street, Suite 210
San Francisco, CA 94102

Step 3

Fill out the Referral Inspection Request for a Fire Department Inspection and send this form to the San Francisco Fire Department. The address is listed on the form.

Once the applications are received, an inspector will get in touch with you.