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Special Event Permit Applications for Temporary Cannabis Events

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Special Event Permit Applications for Temporary Cannabis Events are now available.

INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP 1: Apply for and obtain a state cannabis event organizer and temporary cannabis event license. Applications are available online at www.bcc.ca.gov.

STEP 2: Complete the City of Oakland’s Special Event Application for Temporary Cannabis Events by typing the application provided online and attach all supporting documents, including a fire clearance or public assembly permit from the Fire Prevention Bureau, which is located on the 3rd Floor of 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza and open Monday-Friday, 8-11am and 1-3pm. Please submit a complete Special Event Permit Application a minimum of 45 days in advance of the proposed event. Late submittals will not be accepted.

STEP 3: Submit the completed application to the Special Activity Permits Office at 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza – Suite 123, Monday – Friday between 9:30am – 12pm or 1-3:30pm, along with your non-refundable application fee via check, cashier’s check or money order made out to the City of Oakland.

NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE

1-20 Vendors

$1,764.00

21 - 50 Vendors

$2,494.00

More than 50 Vendors

$3,055.00

STEP 4: Attend meeting with City staff prior to the event to go over the proposed event and answer any questions.

STEP 5: If the Application is approved, submit your permit fee via check, cashier’s check or money order made out to the City of Oakland to the Special Activity Permits Office at 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza – Suite 123, Monday – Thursday between 9:30am – 12pm or 1-3:30pm.

PERMIT FEE

1-20 Vendors

$1,975.00

21 - 50 Vendors

$2,574.00

More than 50 Vendors

$3,320.00

If the application is denied, the City shall inform the applicant in writing of the grounds for the denial, and the applicant may submit a written request for reconsideration within five days of the denial.

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