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									                             CITY OF SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO
                       BUSINESS LICENSE SITE CLEARANCE PROCESS

The City of South San Francisco is anxious to help you establish your business properly. Please take
the following steps.

1.        Read and understand the South San Francisco Police Department Security Standards memo.

2.        Read, complete and sign the attached application form and the emergency contact form.
          EACH BUSINESS LOCATION REQUIRES A SEPARATE FORM AND A SEPARATE
          BUSINESS LICENSE.

3.        Take the completed application to the Planning Division, City Hall Annex, 315 Maple
          Avenue, South San Francisco (877-8535). All signs and exterior modifications require prior
          approval. If mailing in the application it will be forwarded to the Planning Division.

4.        When use is approved, check with the Building Division, City Hall Annex, 315 Maple
          Avenue, South San Francisco (829-6670) regarding exit doors, building occupancy, and other
          building code requirements. See the pre-inspection list enclosed.

5.        When approved by the Planning Division, proceed to the Finance Department, City Hall, 400
          Grand Avenue, (lower level) South San Francisco (877-8505). Applicable fees are paid
          when the application is submitted. The following documentation is required.

          a.     Individual – Letterhead stationery or other documentation verifying your name and
                 business address and personal identification, such as a California Driver’ License. A
                 Fictitious Business Name Statement issued by the San Mateo County Clerk in
                 Redwood City may also be required.

          b.     Partnership Or Corporation – Appropriate legal documentation, such as Articles of
                 Incorporation.

6.        Contact the following Departments two weeks after submitting your application:
                 Fire Prevention --------------------------------------- (829-6645)
                 Police Department Crime Prevention Unit ----- (877-8927)
                 Water Quality Control ------------------------------ (877-8555)
                 Building Division ------------------------------------- (829-6670)

Each City division will process your application. Upon approval by all divisions, the Finance
Department will issue a Business License Site Clearance Certificate. Remember: YOUR
BUSINESS IS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR OCCUPANCY UNTIL YOU RECEIVE YOUR
BUSINESS LICENSE SITE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE.

If you have any questions, contact the Finance Division at 877-8505.

Sales or use tax may apply to your business activities. You may seek written advice regarding the
application of tax to your particular business by contacting the nearest State Board of Equalization
office (415) 703-5400.
3/12/04

								
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