Updates on City of San José Services and/or Operations . (English | Español | Tiếng Việt | 中文)

City Costs

Permit Type Cost
Paseo / Plaza Permit Application
Paseo/Plaza use Permit 290
Non-Peak Extended Permit Fee 285 285
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 337
Street Closure Permit (SJPD) 238
Parade Permit (SJPD) 209
Annual Processing Fee to Employ Off-Duty Police 243
- Events Five Days or Less 243
- Schools and Public Entities 35
Pay Rate of Off-Duty Officers

Officer: $70.00 Per Hour (3 Hour Minimum)

 Sargent: $80.00 Per Hour (3 Hour Minimum)

Lieutenant: $90.00 Per Hour (3 Hour Minimum)

Pay Rate of Traffic Control Officers

37.09/Per Hour (3 Hour Minimum)

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) 139 (Per Hour)
Fire Plan Review 216
Pyrotechnic Permits 717
Fire Festival Permit 284
Fire Parade Permit 502
Fire Tent Permit 717
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

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