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Environmental Health

Laundry and Pet Facility Permits

A permit from Environmental Health is required to operate a:

  • Dog Kennel
  • Laundromat
  • Pet shop
  • Pet hospital

 

Application Process

Step 1

Fill out the following three forms:

  1. Application for permit to operate or certificate of sanitation (pdf)
  2. Zoning referral (pdf) (Not applicable to existing laundromats, only *NEWLY* constructed ones)
  3. Fire Marshall Referral Form (pdf) (Not applicable to existing animal facilities, only *NEWLY* constructed ones)
 
Step 2

Send or deliver all of the above forms and include the appropriate permit fee to:

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

 

Additional Information

For all of the abovementioned facilities, a hearing for potential permit protests is required. The fee is $80 for required advertisement of the hearing.

For any information regarding animal welfare within animal facilities, contact Animal Care and Control.

 

 

Complaints

If you would like to make a complaint regarding a laundromat, pet facility or other Environmental Health issues, you may call or visit 311.

311 City Customer Service Agency - Service 24x7

San Francisco Department of Public Health Environmental Health Branch