You can file an complaint, and our Code Enforcement Officer will investigate to see if the required permits have been obtained and are up-to-date.
You can not post on telephone poles, directional poles, or other City property.
Yes. You will need to obtain both a business license, as well as a Home Occupation Permit. These can be obtained from the finance department.
Legal ads are put in the Pacifica Tribune, our local newspaper. Contact info, including the department within the City that is handling the bids, should be within the ad.
The license tax is determined by the business classification, the minimum being $40.00 per year. This is pro rated to one half after May 1 each year since our Business License year ends on October 31 each year. If the business is operated out of the home a Home Occupation Permit is also required. This is a one-time fee of $97.00 and if the applicant is not the owner of the home a letter of permission is required from the landlord. Each year when the License is renewed the minimum license tax, which is shown on the renewal form, plus the tax for gross receipts over $25,000 is due. After November 30 each year there is a 10% per month late fee added to the license tax.
If you are having a block party, you must contact the Police Department at 650-738-7314. If you are planning a carnival or similar event, you must contact the Planning Department at 650-738-7341.
This would depend to an extent on the event. We do not require vendors at the Fog Fest, for example, to obtain a Business License. However, you should check with City Hall in advance of any event to ensure compliance with the Municipal Code.
The sidewalk that is directly adjacent to the property is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain.
The City of Pacifica has no programs available for minority or women owned businesses. There may be opportunities through the State or Federal Governments and applicants should investigate what may be available through these sources.