Certain types of business activities are regulated by the San Diego Police Department and require a Police Permit. Effective July 1, 2015, the City of San Diego's Police Regulated Permitting Application process has been administered by the Office of the City Treasurer. However, regulation and enforcement continue to be performed by SDPD.
New/Renewal permit applications may now be submitted online. Please refer to the updated Online Registration and Renewal process below for additional information.
If you prefer to submit your application packet via mail, you may send to:
Office of the City Treasurer
PO Box 122289
San Diego, CA 92112-2289
For questions and more information, contact the Business Tax Program via email at TRSPDPermits@sandiego.gov or via telephone at 619-615-1500 (select Option #0 to speak to a Representative).
PD Regulated Business Permits - Fees and Forms
PD Regulated Business Permits - Frequently Asked Questions
Online Registration New/Renewal Applicants
Police Regulated Businesses are now permitted to submit New/Renewal applications electronically. However, applicants will not be permitted to make an online payment until a completed application and required industry documentation have been submitted. Application packets should be submitted via email at TRSPDPermits@sandiego.gov or via fax at 619-533-3272.
To obtain a New/Renewal police permit application for a particular industry, please visit https://www.sandiego.gov/treasurer/taxesfees/pdpermits/requirements
If your industry does not require an in-office Photo ID and electronic thumbprint/signature, you will be granted access to make an online payment once we have confirmed a completed application has been submitted. No appointment will be required for any portion of the application process.
If your industry does not require an annual in-office Photo ID, you will be granted access to make an online payment once we have confirmed a completed application has been submitted. No appointment will be required for any portion of the application process.
To schedule an appointment for registration of a Business Tax or renewal or new Police Business Permits click here.