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 Permit Type


 Paseo / Plaza Permit Application
 Paseo/Plaza use Permit  290
 Non-Peak Extended Permit Fee  285
 Paseo/Plaza Series Permits  440
 Easy Urbanism Permit 150
 Limited Special Event & Simple Assembly 45
 Parque de los Pobladores Permit 65
 Parque de los Pobladores Series Permit  105 
 Street and Sidewalk Inspection Fee 100 Per Visit
 Cleaning/Damage Deposit  1500 (Refundable)
 Private Property Permit Applications
 Private Property Permit Fee 850
 Private Property Permit Fee, Downtown Core 110
 Private Property Repeat Event Permit Fee 450
 Private Property Tent Only Fee 450
Police Department
 Temporary Alcohol License Permits  250
 Street Closure Permit (SJPD) 250
 Parade Permit (SJPD) 215
 Annual Processing Fee to Employ Off-Duty Police 259
 - Events Five Days or Less 259
 - Schools and Public Entities 35
 Pay Rate of Off-Duty Officers 55-82.5/Per Hour (3 Hour Min)
 Pay Rate of Traffic Control Officers  37.09/Per Hour (3 Hour Min) 
Department of Transportation
 Barricades and Delineators 4.25 Each
 Cones 4 Each
 Tow Zone Permit 50
 Bagging Meters (Per Day) 8 (Smart Meter) 4 (Others)
Fire Department
 Site Fire Inspections (Fire Watch) 122 (Per Hour)
 Fire Plan Review 188
 Pyrotechnic Permits 624
 Fire Festival Permit 247
 Fire Parade Permit 437
 Fire Tent Permit 624
Other City Services
 Electrical Though Public Works TBD
 Environmental Services (Waste Removal) TBD
 Temporary Sellers Permit (Contact for Costs) (408) 277-1807
 Food Permit (Contact for Costs) (408) 918-3400
 FAA Approval for All: Parachute Jumps, Fireworks, Helicopters etc.
 Caltrans Approval Required for All Freeway On and Off Ramp Closures (Encroachment Permit Application Must be Submitted 6 Months in Advance for New Event and 3 Months for Repeat Event)
Special Park Use (SPU)
   For-Profit  Non-Profit
 Small Scale Permit Fee  1100   550 
 Median Scale Permit Fee  2000  1000 
 Large Scale Permit Fee  2800 1400
 Small Scale Trail Use Fee  400  200
 Median Scale Trail Use Fee 1000  500
 Large Scale Trail Use Fee 2000 1000
 Small Scale Setup/Take Down Day(s) 300  150 
 Median & Large Scale Setup/Take Down Days(s) 600  300
 For Definitions on Parks Fees Please View SPU's Fees Matrix