Special Business Permits

Special permits and licenses are issued by the Palo Alto Police Department. The Police Department accepts applications and issues permits for businesses and activities. Please review the lists below and call for more information. 

 Special Business Permits, 650-329-2147  Special Events Permits, 650-329-2459
  • solicitors
  • taxicabs
  • massage
  • close out sales
  • block parties
  • helicopter lifts
  • adult entertainment
  • bingo
  • street vendors who sell flowers or food for immediate consumption   
  • secondhand dealers
  • film production permits
  • noise exemption permits
  • encroachment on City property for commercial or private purposes
  • dignitary visits
  • free speech rallies

The Special Event Permit Application can be found here.

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2014