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Businesses with JAM Permits: Read this if you want to continue hosting entertainment after March 2023

You should ACT NOW if you want to transition your business's JAM permit to an outdoor entertainment brick-and-mortar permit.
November 10, 2022

Attention Businesses with JAM Permits
 
Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn how to transition your JAM permit and continue hosting outdoor entertainment/amplified sound after March 2023. 

What to do:

1. JAM permits and pandemic Shared Spaces permits will expire on March 31, 2023. If you want to continue using your Shared Spaces location and continue hosting outdoor entertainment and/or amplified sound on a regular basis at this location after March 2023, you must do the following:

2. If you are approved for the legislated Shared Spaces permit or for the private outdoor property, and want to continue hosting outdoor entertainment and/or amplified sound at this location, you will need to go through a separate application process with the Entertainment Commission to transition your JAM permit to a permanent outdoor entertainment and/or amplified sound permit. 
 
IMPORTANT:  The Entertainment Commission can only begin approving permit applications for permanent outdoor entertainment and/or amplified sound after your business has obtained approval to continue using the location of your Shared Space. Again, don't wait for the January 15th application deadline. ACT NOW.

For entertainment or amplified sound in a Roadway Closure that will occur after March 31, 2023, you must apply for a One Time Outdoor Event permit from the Entertainment Commission after you receive the approal from SFMTA. That application will become available at SF.gov/EntertainmentCommission in January 2023. 

Questions about your entertainment permit: entertainment.commission@sfgov.org
Questions about your Shared Space: sharedspaces@sfgov.org