A Gathering Permit is a basic “free” permit required for groups of 25 or more who gather in public parks or plaza’s, and when a Special Event Permit is not required. This permit does not provide for exclusive use, but allows usage on a first-come, first-serve basis only. No Insurance is required.
For events in Open Space (Foothills, Baylands or Pearson-Arastradero), a special use permit is required for the preserve you wish to use. Please see below for information on obtaining a special use permit.
To submit a request for a Gathering Permit, complete the online questionnaire and all forms. All forms must be filled out completely, with a detailed description of the event. An aerial diagram of the event may also be required. Please allow 10 days for processing, once all requirements are submitted.
Submit Gathering Permit Request