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Permit Applications

Fees, Forms, Permits and More

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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Permit Fee Matrix (PDF)

Department Inspection Fee Matrix (PDF)

Permit FAQs

 
PERMITS BY NAME

PERMIT NAME

TYPE OF PDF 

 Letter of Intent (PDF)  Standard PDF
 Limited Live Performance (LLP) Permit (SmartPDF)  Fillable SmartPDF that may be submitted online
 One Night Dance Permit - Adult (SmartPDF)  Fillable SmartPDF that may be submitted online
 One Night Event Permit (SmartPDF)  Fillable SmartPDF that may be submitted online
 Outdoor Amplified Sound/Loudspeaker Permit (SmartPDF)  Fillable SmartPDF that may be submitted online
 Permit Application (PDF)  Standard PDF
 Loudspeaker Permit Application (PDF)  Standard PDF
 One Night Event Permit Information (PDF)  Standard PDF
 One Night Permit (PDF)  Standard PDF
 
COMPLETE PACKAGES BY PERMIT NAME

PERMIT NAME 

ITEMS IN PACKAGE 

 Place of Entertainment Permit or
 Extended Hours Premises Permit

 Place of Entertainment Permit (PDF) 
 Letter of Intent (PDF) 
 Questionnaire (PDF)

 Itinerant Show Permit

 Itinerant Show Permit (PDF) 
 Itinerant Show Information Form (PDF) 

 

 
Last updated: 10/16/2015 1:12:58 PM