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 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 
 Permit Amendment Fee 245 
 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  337
 Street Closure Permit (SJPD) 240
 Parade Permit (SJPD) 211
 Annual Processing Fee to Employ Off-Duty Police 244
 - Events Five Days or Less 244
 - 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) 
Notice of Pay Rate Increase for Off-Duty Officers effective November 1, 2019.         $70.00 per hour (3 Hour Minimum).  Please view memo for details.
Department of Transportation
 Barricades and Delineators 5.00 Each
 Cones 4.50 Each
 Tow Zone Permit 50
 Meter (Per Day) 8 (Smart Meter) 4 (Others)
Fire Department
 Site Fire Inspections (Fire Watch) 129 (Per Hour)
 Fire Plan Review 200
 Pyrotechnic Permits 664
 Fire Festival Permit 263
 Fire Parade Permit 465
 Fire Tent Permit 664
Other City Services
 Electrical Through Public Works 85 (Per Hour)
 Temporary Sellers Permit (Contact for Costs) (408) 277-1807
 Regulatory Permit (Amusement Rides, Carnival) 100 
 Food Permit -County (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 Events and 3 Months for Repeat Events)
Special Park Use (SPU)
   For-Profit  Non-Profit
 Small Scale Permit Fee  1100   550 
 Medium Scale Permit Fee  2000  1000 
 Large Scale Permit Fee  2800 1400
 Small Scale Trail Use Fee  400  200
 Medium Scale Trail Use Fee 1000  500
 Large Scale Trail Use Fee 2000 1000
 Small Scale Setup/Take Down Day(s) 300  150 
 Medium & Large Scale Setup/Take Down Days(s) 600  300
 For Definitions on Parks Fees Please View SPU's Fees Matrix