A cabaret is defined as:
- A place where the general public is admitted for a fee, entertainment is provided and alcohol is served
- A place that does not charge for admission, the general public is admitted, alcohol is served, dancing is permitted, and the venue operates past 11:00pm.
Note: If you do not meet this definition you are still required to abide by Planning & Zoning regulations, have annual fire and health inspections, possess an Oakland Business Tax Certificate, as well as abide by noise nuisance standards.
To apply for a cabaret permit please click here.
Please note Cabaret Permits are not Transferable. The new owner(s) or change in ownership must apply for his/her own cabaret permit before starting cabaret operations.
Oakland Municipal Code - Cabaret 5.12
FEES: (Per Master Fee Schedule)
Application Fee: $440.84 due at the time application is submitted.
$455.26- (Small Cabaret with occupancy under 50)
$1,141.00 - (Large Cabaret with occupancy over 50)
Extended Hours Application: $1,545.00
Extended Hours Permit fee: $3,552.47