§ 902.


The following general provisions apply to all permits issued under this Article.


Application and Renewal. Permit applications must be submitted on a form supplied by the SFMTA. All required application and any other fees must be paid and all permit requirements satisfied before a permit may be issued. The SFMTA may require any information of the applicant which it deems necessary to carry out the purposes of this Article. Permits may be renewed annually in compliance with any renewal procedures established by the SFMTA.


Display of Permit. Permittees must maintain the permit at the site of the permitted activity and available for inspection in accordance with any requirements for permit display as may be established by the SFMTA, and shall make all permits available for inspection upon request by an employee of the Police Department or SFMTA.


Prior Payments Required. No permit shall be issued or renewed until the applicant has paid all permit fees that are due to the SFMTA. No permit shall be issued to any applicant who is responsible for payment of one or more delinquent citations for violation of any provision of this Code or the Vehicle Code until all fines and fees associated with the citation are paid in full.


Permit Fees. Fees for permits issued pursuant to this Code are as follows:

Table 902(d)Permit Fee Schedule

Effective July 1, 2012 Effective July 1, 2013
Special Traffic Permit (§ 903)
Base Permit Fee: $176.25 $179.75
Daily Fee: $36.25 $37.00
Late Fee: $201.25 $201.25
Removal/Relocation Fee
Removal or relocation of each sign: $50.00 $50.00
Removal or relocation of each pole: $75.00 $75.00
Parking Space for the temporary relocation of colored curbs zones: $200.00 $200.00
Parking Space for permanent relocation of colored curb zones, including painting: $350.00 $350.00
Temporary Exclusive Use of Parking Meters (§ 904)
Base Permit Fee: per 25 linear feet of construction frontage per day, including weekends and holidays: $6.00 $7.00
Residential Area Parking Permit (§ 905)
Resident/Business/School/Fire Station/Foreign Consulate/Medical & Childcare Provider Base Permit Fee:
(one year):


(Less than 6 months):


Permit Transfer:


1-Day Flex Permit:
1-5 permits per order $12.00 each permit
6-15 permits per order $10.00 each permit
15-20 permits per order $8.00 each permit
Short-Term Permits
2 weeks:


4 weeks:


6 weeks:


8 weeks:


Contractor Permit (§ 906)
Base Permit Fee
Annual/Renewal: $876.00 $920.00
Less than 6 Months: $438.00 $460.00
Permit Transfer Fee: $36.00 $37.00
Vanpool Permit (§ 907)

Base Permit Fee
(per year): $104.00 $109.00
(Less than 6 months): $52.00 $54.00
SFMTA Permit (§ 910)

Annualized Parking Meter Use Fee calculation as set forth in Section 910

On-Street Car Share Vehicle Permit (§ 911)

Base Permit Fee

Zone 1 $2,700.00

($225 per month)


($225 per month)

Zone 2 $1,800.00

($150 per month)


($150 per month)

Zone 3 $600.00

($50 per month)


($50 per month)

Vehicle Press Permit (§ 912)
Base Permit Fee: The permit fee shall only be increased pursuant to the Automatic Indexing Implementation Plan approved by the SFMTA Board of Directors. $52.00 effective January 1, 2013 $54.00
Farmer’s Market Parking Permit (§ 801(c)(17))

Base Permit Fee (quarterly):


Temporary Street Closures Permits

(Division I, Article 6)

Neighborhood Block Party

More than 60 days in advance:


Fewer than 60 days in advance:


Fewer than 30 days in advance:


Fewer than 7 days in advance:


All Other Events

More than 60 days in advance: $509.00 $522.00
Fewer than 60 days in advance:


Fewer than 30 days in advance:


Fewer than 7 days in advance:




Indemnification. The permit application for Special Traffic Permits issued pursuant to Section 903, and permits for the Temporary and Exclusive Use of Parking Meters issued pursuant to Section 904, shall require the applicant to acknowledge that the Permittee, by acceptance of the permit, agrees to indemnify and hold the City and County of San Francisco, its departments, commissions, boards, officers, employees and agents (“Indemnitees”) harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, actions or causes of action which may be made against the Indemnitees for the recovery of damages for the injury to or death of any person or persons or for the damage to any property resulting directly or indirectly from the activity authorized by the permit regardless of the negligence of the Indemnitees.


Rules and Regulations. Compliance with all applicable rules and regulations and with all permit conditions shall be a material condition for the issuance or renewal of a permit.


Permit Revocation. The Director of Transportation is authorized to revoke the permit of any Permittee found to be in violation of this Article and, upon written notice of revocation, the Permittee shall surrender such permit in accordance with the instructions in the notice of revocation.


(SFMTA Bd. Res. No. 08-151, 8/19/2008; SFMTA Bd. Res. No. 09-172, 9/15/2009; SFMTA Bd. Res. No. 10-029, 2/26/2010; SFMTA Bd. Res. No. 10-053, 4/20/2010; SFMTA Bd. Res. No. 11-016, 2/1/2011; SFMTA Bd. Res. No. 11-041, Ad. 4/5/2011, Eff. 5/6/2011; SFMTA Bd. Res. No. 11-060, Ad. 5/3/2011, Eff. 6/3/2011, Oper. 7/1/2011; SFMTA Bd. Res. No. 11-108, Ad. 8/2/2011, Eff. 9/2/2011; SFMTA Bd. Res. No. 12-056, Ad. 4/17/2012, Oper. 7/1/2012; SFMTA Bd. Res. No. 12-128, Ad. 10/16/2012, Eff. 11/16/2012; SFMTA Bd. Res. No. 13-185 , Ad. 7/16/2013, Eff. 8/16/2013; SFMTA Bd. Res. No. 14-004 , Ad. 1/7/2014, Eff. 2/7/2014)


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