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Special Business Permits and Activities
The City requires advance permits for many special activities, events and filming in Oakland to help ensure the safety of event participants and minimize the impact on our neighborhoods. Obtaining a permit is easy!
Find your event type below, and then follow the links or call the agency indicated.
Activities include carnivals, bingo games, bingo hall, bowling alley, cabarets, carnival, charitable solicitations, dance hall, dog kennel, electronic/mechanical games, massage therapists and establishments, medical cannabis, pet shop, pool room, secondhand/pawn shop, sound amplification equipment, taxicab driver and fleet management permits.
Special Activity Permits
Office of the City Administrator
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 11th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
fax: (510) 238-7084
Nancy Marcus - 510-238-3294 - email@example.com
Please call or email Nancy Marcus for an application packet to be sent out for any of the above listed activities.
Mobile Food Vending: Group Sites (only)
- A “Food Vending Group Site” is defined as the stationary operation of three (3) or more “mobile food vendors” clustered together on a single private property site, public property site, or within a specific section of public right-of-way.
- A “Mobile Food Vendor” refers to a person who is engaged in the sale of prepared foods from a truck, trailer, or other movable wheeled equipment or vehicle during hours of operation.
City staff is also concurrently in the process of developing a comprehensive set of regulations related to additional forms of Mobile Food Vending, including the operation of individual mobile food vendors—food trucks, trailers and pushcarts—vending during hours of operation on private and public property, and vending from the public right-of-way. To the extent possible, staff will fold as much of the interim Group Site Pilot Program regulations into the permanent regulations.
For more information, visit the Mobile Food Vending webpage.
MEDICAL CANNABIS UPDATE
For most up to date information, check back at this website, as we will update accordingly.
Update May 19, 2016
On Tuesday, May 17th the Oakland City Council officially adopted amendments to the City's medical cannabis ordinances, OMC 5.80 and 5.81. The ordinances were passed as amended at the May 3, 2016 City Council Meeting. This final passage allows City staff to move forward in developing an application process in collaboration with a number of City and County departments. Staff hopes to have applications available for non-dispensary medical cannabis operators by late June or early July. However, a timeline for a Request for Permit Application for medical cannabis dispensary permits has not yet been determined.
If you are interested in receiving an email notifying you of when applications are available, please email Nancy Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org
Update May 12, 2016
On May 4, 2016 the City Council unanimously approved staff's proposed amendments to the City's Medical Cannabis Ordinances and added additional amendments including an equity permit program. The second reading of the proposed amendments will be heard on Tuesday, May 17th at the City Council meeting at which point the City Council may affirm the May 4th vote or offer further amendments. Members of the public are welcome to speak on the 17th either by filling out a speaker's card on line or at the meeting. For a full accounting of the legislative record please visit:
Update April 28, 2016
The Public Safety Committee has voted to move the proposed amendments to the Medical Cannabis Ordinances on to the City Council. The first reading of these proposed amendments will be heard on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.
Staff will present the updated proposed Amendments to the City's Medical Cannabis Ordinances to both the City Council's Finance Committee and Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
Update April 4, 2016
Staff will present the proposed Amendments to the City's Medical Cannabis Ordinances to the City Council's Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The updated report will be added to the website shortly.
Update February 19, 2016
Staff presented proposed Amendments to the City's Medical Cannabis Ordinances to the City Council's Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Staff is currently working on incorporating feedback it received from the Public Safety Committee in revised amendments that will be presented in either March or April.
Update: January 29, 2016
Staff will present proposed Amendments to the City's Medical Cannabis Ordinances to the City Council's Public Safety Committee on Monday, February 9, 2016.
Update: January 19, 2016
The following informational report regarding new state medical cannabis law and proposals to align Oakland's ordinances with new state law was presented on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 to the Public Safety Committee. Staff intends to return to the Public Safety Committee with actual amendments to the ordinances in February 2016.
Update: October 21, 2015
The draft of the proposed changes to the City of Oakland's Medical Cannabis ordinances 5.80 and 5.81 was presented at the October 15, 2015 Cannabis Regulatory Commission meeting. However, any formal modifications to OMC 5.80 and 5.81 must be approved by the Oakland City Council, which has yet to take place.
Medical Cannabis Dispensary Permits
PERMITTED MEDICAL CANNABIS DISPENSARIES IN OAKLAND
|Oakland Community Partners|
Timothy Sherwood, and Larry Richards
|Oakland, CA 94612|
|Harborside Health Center|
|Stephen DeAngelo, Dave Wedding Dress|
|Oakland, CA 94606|
|Purple Heart Patient Center|
|415 4th St.|
|Oakland, CA 94607|
|464 7th St.|
|Oakland, CA 94607|
|578 W Grand Ave.|
|Oakland, CA 94612|
|Oakland, CA 94607|
|8440 Enterprise Way|
|Oakland, CA 94621|
|Telegraph Health Center|
|3003 Telegraph Ave.|
|Oakland, CA 94609|
1 Frank H.Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612
Fax: (510) 238-7084
Contact: Jackqueline Medina- 510-777-8527
TAXI DRIVERS: Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 noon
Taxi applications can be found at: Taxi Cab Applications Once you have completed your application, print out your confirmation number and have your Fleet Manager sign the "Approval" form. Then, you may come in to the office with all required documents, and all new drivers will then be assigned to the next available class and be given your Live Scan forms to be taken to the OPD for processing.
NEW DRIVER PERMIT CLASSES FOR 2016: January 21, February 18, March 17, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18 and December 16
Classes are held at 12:30-4:00pm in Classroom 2 located on the 2nd Floor of 150 Frank H. Ogawa (Lionel Wilson Building).
FLEET MANAGERS: Office Hours - Monday - Thursday 2:00 - 4:30pm
Fleet Manager Applications are now available. Fleet Manager Applications and supporting documents are due by Monday, November 16, 2015 . Incomplete packets will not be accepted.
The Taxi Vehicle Renewal Permit Applications are now available Please complete your application form and return by November 16 2015 to the Taxi Detail Office Monday-Thursday from 2-4:30pm.
Taxi Cab Inspections are scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 12:00pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm and 2:15pm. To reserve your space, you must come in with your Brake & Lamp Certificate, Meter Certificate, and DMV registration. Annual renewal fee is $353.00.
For change of vehichle, you must also bring in proof of insurance and a parking & traffic citation clearance.
For a list of taxi companies registered with the City of Oakland, click here.
Special events include dances, parades, concerts, or any events that are open to the public where 50 or more people will be in attendance. Special events include profit and non-profit events, and events that require street closures.
File your application with Special Event Unit of the Oakland Police Department at least 30 days prior to your event.
The Special Events Unit will review your application and assess the impact on public safety, traffic, and surrounding commercial or residential tenants. If public safety or traffic impacts are found, off-duty police officers will be assigned to monitor your event, and you will be assessed the additional cost.
You must provide proof of liability insurance for your proposed event, and if you are using sound amplification equipment a sound permit from the Special Activities unit of the City Administrator's Office may be required.
Special Events Unit
Oakland Police Department
2651 73rd Avenue
Oakland, CA 94605
phone: (510) 777-8525
fax: (510) 777-8979
Sergeant Andy McNeil: email@example.com
Officer Jorge Cabral: firstname.lastname@example.org
Events in City of Oakland Parks
Office of Parks and Recreation
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 3330
Oakland, CA 94612
phone: (510) 238-3187
fax: (510) 238-2397