Permit Center Special Events Services

We offer the following over the counter services and permits for special events.

Permit Center Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm 
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

SF Recreation and Park Department (RPD)

Over the Counter Permits and Services

Thursday and Friday Only, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Services Offered: Picnic and Athletic Field Reservations, Clubhouse and Gymnasium Rental Information, Proof of Residency Verification, Payment Processing 

Special Events, Film, and Weddings - by Appointment Only 

To make a payment or to request an in-person appointment, please contact 

  • Our Call Center at (415) 831-5500 (Mon thru Fri 10:00 AM to 2:000 PM)
  • Email: 
  • Contact you permit coordinator to schedule an appointment    

All permits are available online at

For Telephone Assistance, 415-831-5500
Monday through Friday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, with exception of City holidays 


San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD)

A Fire Department operational permit constitutes permission to maintain, store, use or handle materials, or to conduct processes that produce conditions hazardous to life or property, or to install equipment used in connection with such activities.

Additional information on operational permits can be found here. 

Telephone Assistance, (628) 652-3472

SF Department of Public Health

Food Safety Program: Temporary Food Facilities (TFFs) at Special Events

A Temporary Food Facility (TFF) is any person (or organization) intending to sell, give away, or sample food to the public from a fixed location for a period of time, not to exceed 25 days in a 90-day period, in conjunction with a community event.

Additional information for the application process is found here.


Last updated March 22, 2024