As of July 2003, the City of San Francisco requires most temporary and fixed-place entertainment-related places and events to be approved by the San Francisco Entertainment Commission.
It is important that you submit ALL of the information required on your application to better assist the Entertainment Commission to process your application. We recommend you contact our office at 415-554-7793 to set up an appointment for detailed assistance with the Place of Entertainment and Limited Live Performance applications.
The Entertainment Commission believes that ensuring cooperation and harmony among entertainment venues, local authorities and neighbors is essential to the city's well being, and we appreciate your time and commitment to fostering a vibrant, healthy and safe nightlife!
For information and tools to help you successfully operate an entertainment business in San Francisco, see the San Francisco Nightlife Business Handbook and other resources at NightlifeSF.org.
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