Before you start your business and well before signing a lease, it is important to contact the Planning Division to confirm that the zoning on the property where you plan to operate your business allows for your use and/or requires a Use Permit.
Planning is ready and able to assist you in determining if your business use is permitted. This is also true for those interested in a home occupation application. The Planning Division can be reached at (650) 947-2750.
If necessary, an Application for Zoning Approval  or an Application for Home Occupation  should be submitted with your business license application to the business license division of Finance and Technology.
Please feel free to contact the Finance Department with any questions at (650) 947-2760.