If space is available while still allowing for a free and clear path of travel of at least 5 feet, businesses can apply for a Temporary Use Permit that allows for an outdoor sale of up to 5 calendar days and no more often than every 3 months. The filing fee is $50.00.
FAQ Topic: New Business
The Town of Colma takes pride in its attractive shopping areas that are free from visual clutter. In order to balance the needs of businesses to advertise and the desire of the Town to minimize visual clutter, the Town requires a Temporary Banner Permit for temporary signs. The permit allows for the use of a … Continued
You will want to check in with the Planning Department to find out if you need a sign permit for any new commercial business signs intended for public view. The Town’s Sign ordinance can be viewed here.
Building permits are required to build, enlarge, alter, remove, demolish, or repair a structure. This includes everything from houses and garages to commercial construction, tenant improvements to signs. Some work does not require a permit, so check here first. Prior to getting a building permit, you should first check with the Planning Department to make … Continued
If you would like to register your new business you should check with our Planning Department to make sure your business location is zoned properly for the business you want to do. Then you will need to apply for your business license. You can submit an application, renew, and pay through this online portal. Please contact … Continued
Under Colma Municipal Code Section 4.01.040(d), contractors and subcontractors not based in Colma, not soliciting repeated work in the Town, and working on a single, one-time construction project within the Town of Colma are not required to register or pay a business registration tax. However, a business license is required to conduct regular business within the … Continued