Permits & Licenses

The Permits & Licenses Unit is part of the Bureau of Special Operations, Division of Strategic Services. This unit works closely with the Investigations Unit and Traffic Unit conducting regulatory oversight and ensuring compliance with laws. The unit regulates several industries that serve the City, including taxicab franchises, taxicab drivers, massage establishments, massage therapists, adult entertainment establishments, adult entertainment employees, firearms dealers, second hand dealers, pawnbrokers, peddlers, and solicitors.

The Permits & Licenses Unit operates on an appointment only schedule with limited walk-ins.  

General business hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To contact the Permits & Licenses Unit call 408-730-7117


Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety
Permits & Licenses Unit

700 All America Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Phone 408-730-7117
Fax 408-730-5713

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