Small Business Permit Fees Waived in Honor of Small Business Month

All May, small businesses can take advantage of waiver to improve building facades and store fronts


In recognition of Small Business Month, the Board of Supervisors recently passed an ordinance that allows the Department of Building Inspection (DBI) to waive DBI and Planning Department permit fees for awnings, signs on awning replacements and pedestrian level lightning. Only permits issued in the month of May will be considered to participate in this program.

The program, sponsored by Supervisor Katy Tang, was developed in partnership with the Department of Building Inspection, the Planning Department, the Office of Economic & Workforce Development, and the Office of Small Business.

A small business is defined as a business with 100 or fewer employees. Permits under consideration to be waived are required to go through the standard review process with the Department of Building Inspection.

For more information about the fee waiver program, please contact:

Department of Building Inspection
1660 Mission Street

News Category: