Pursuant to Section 1618(i) of the San Francisco Police Code, "Every Cannabis Business is required to use the business name listed on its Cannabis Business Permit when applying for any other permits or licenses relating to the operation of the Cannabis Business, and when applying for a State Cannabis license." (emphasis added).
The Office of Cannabis ("OOC") issues this Bulletin to clarify what a business name entails. The OOC considers a business name to include the ownership entity name as reflected on the California Secretary of State website as well as the fictitious business name ("FBN"), if available. FBNs are filed with the county in which the principal place of business is located and may also be referred to a as a doing business as ("DBA") name.1 Both the business entity name and the FBN/DBA must match across the: (i) local permit application(s); (ii) State license application(s); and (iii) business registration certificate.
- California Secretary of State: Business Entities
- Cannabis Business Permit Application (Part 1) Checklist
- San Francisco Office of the County Clerk: Fictitious Business Name
- San Francisco Police Code
- San Francisco Treasurer & Tax Collector: Business Registration
Posted on 1/3/2019
1 ; see also .
In addition to submitting by email, written comments may be submitted by U.S. mail or in person to:
Nicole Elliott, Director
Office of Cannabis
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl. Room 018
1:00 - 5:00pm
Monday to Friday