Entrepreneurs and Business Owners in San Francisco
Guide to the Law for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay area
Most business law is made and implemented at the state level. Be sure to see our Guide to Law for Business Owners in California.
Is it illegal for landlords to keep a commercial property empty for too long?
San Francisco passed a new law requiring commercial storefront owners to register and pay a fee for any “vacant or abandoned” storefronts. A retail space is considered vacant or abandoned if it is unoccupied for 30 days.1San Francisco Building Code Section 103A; 110
Are businesses in San Francisco required to accept cash?
Yes, see our Guide to Consumer Laws in San Francisco.
Does a business in San Francisco need a license?
Yes, see licensing & permitting requirements.
See our Small Business Resources page
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