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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Fees and FAQs

2016-2017 Permit and Annual License Fee Matrix

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/th>
One Night Dance Permit (SmartPDF)  Fillable SmartPDF that may be submitted online
One Night Dance Permit (PDF)  STANDARD PDF
One Time 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
Outdoor Amplified Sound/Loudspeaker Permit Application (PDF)  Standard PDF
One Time Event Permit Information (PDF)  Standard PDF
One Time Event Permit Application (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 Package (PDF)
 Itinerant Show Application Information (PDF)