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Checklist for Business Owners

The following is a handy checklist of requirements, permits and suggestions for business owners wanting to do business in Pacifica.
 

City Departments & Divisions

Alarm Permit

City of Pacifica Police Department
2075 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-738-7314

Amusement Arcade Permit

City of Pacifica Police Department
2075 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-738-7314

City of Pacifica
Planning Department
1800 Francisco Boulevard, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-738-7341

Building Permit City of Pacifica Planning Department
1800 Francisco Boulevard, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-738-7341

City of Pacifica Building Division
1800 Francisco Boulevard, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-738-7341

Business License (Business Tax) City of Pacifica Finance Department
170 Santa Maria Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-738-7392
Disability Access City of Pacifica Finance Department
170 Santa Maria Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-738-7392
Driveway Frontage and Curb Improvements City of Pacifica Engineering Division
151 Milagra Drive, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-738-7367

Fire Inspection North County Fire Authority
(Information, Contact, or to Schedule an Appointment)
10 Wembley Drive, Daly City, CA 94015
650-991-8138
Fortune Telling Permit

City of Pacifica Police Department
2075 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-738-7314

Home Occupation Permits City of Pacifica Planning Department
1800 Francisco Boulevard, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-738-7341

City of Pacifica
Finance Department
170 Santa Maria Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-738-7392
Massage Permit (Non-State Certified)
Massage Permit (State Certified)

City of Pacifica Police Department
2075 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-738-7314

Sewer Installation Inspection City of Pacifica Wastewater Treatment Plant
700 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-738-4660
Sign Permit City of Pacifica Planning Department
1800 Francisco Boulevard, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-738-7341
Solicitor's Business License City of Pacifica Finance Department
170 Santa Maria Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-738-7392
Vehicle for Hire / Taxicab Permit

City of Pacifica Police Department
2075 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-738-7314

Work in Public Right-of-Way (Encroachment Permits) City of Pacifica Engineering Division
151 Milagra Drive, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-738-7367
Zoning City of Pacifica Planning Department
1800 Francisco Boulevard, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-738-7341

Other Agencies

Alcohol Beverage License State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
83 Scrips Drive, Ste 301, Sacramento, CA 95825
916-920-6451

Employer Payroll Tax Registration and Reporting  State Employment Development Department
745 Franklin Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94102
888-745-3886
Environmental Regulations Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA - Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

415-744-1500
 
San Mateo County Department of Environmental Health
2000 Alameda de las Pulgas, Suite 100
San Mateo, CA 94403
650-372-6200
Fictitious Business Name Statement County Clerk's Office, Special Services
555 County Center, 1st Flr, Redwood City, CA 94063
650-363-4500
Health and Safety Standards CAL OSHA
1515 Clay Street, Suite 1901, Oakland, CA 94612
510-286-7000

San Mateo County Department of Environmental Health
2000 Alameda de las Pulgas, Suite 100
San Mateo, CA 94403
650-372-6200
Internal Revenue Service IRS Federal Building
450 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

800-829-3676
Property Tax County Tax Collector
555 County Center, 1st Flr, Redwood City, CA 94063
650-363-4142

Seller's Permit
Sales & Use Tax Permit
State Board of Equalization
121 Spear St, Ste 460, San Francisco, CA 96105
800-400-7115

Toxic & Hazardous Materials San Mateo County Department of Environmental Health
2000 Alameda de las Pulgas, Suite 100
San Mateo, CA 94403
650-372-6200

North County Fire Authority
(Information, Contact, or to Schedule an Appointment)
10 Wembley Drive, Daly City, CA 94015
650-991-8138
Underground Storage Tanks San Mateo County Department of Environmental Health
2000 Alameda de las Pulgas, Suite 100
San Mateo, CA 94403
650-372-6200

North County Fire Authority
(Information, Contact, or to Schedule an Appointment)
10 Wembley Drive, Daly City, CA 94015
650-991-8138
Weights & Measure Device Registration San Mateo County Weights and Measures
728 Heller Street, Redwood City, CA 94063
650-363-4700

Worker's Compensation California Industrial Relations Department
30 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
415-557-1954

Entrepreneurial Resources

Business and Professional License (State) CA Dept of Consumer Affairs Small Business Liaison
112 L Street, Ste 600, Sacramento, CA 95814
916-445-6645

Contractors Licenses State License Board
301 Junipero Serra Blvd., Suite 206, San Francisco, CA 94127
800-321-CSLB (2752)

Incorporation Tradename California Corporation Filing Division
1500 11th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
916-657-5448

Utilities

Electric & Natural Gas Service Pacific Gas & Electric Company
800-743-5000

Garbage Collection & Recycling Recology of the Coast
P.O. Box 1099, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-355-9000
Sewer City of Pacifica Wastewater Treatment Plant
700 Coast Highway, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-738-4660

Water North Coast County Water District
P.O. Box 1039, Pacifica, CA 94044
650-355-3462