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
close out sales
street vendors who sell flowers or food for immediate consumption
film production permits
noise exemption permits
encroachment on City property for commercial or private purposes
free speech rallies
The Special Event Permit Application can be found here.