We are making it easier to use outdoor places like sidewalks, streets, and open lots for business during the coronavirus pandemic. Permits are free.
Shared Spaces is going permanent! Learn about legislation that will extend this Program into the future.
Propane heating fixtures need an additional Operational Permit from the SF Fire Department. Permits are free!
Cross-ventilation through Shared Spaces minimizes transmission of COVID-19. Check out the design guidelines for specifics.
Apply to use the sidewalk or parking lane for business operations like seating, dining, or retail.
Apply to use travel lanes for business operations like seating, dining, or retail.
Apply to use outdoor space on private property like rear yards, vacant lots, parking lots, and patios.
Apply for a Just Add Music (JAM) permit for Shared Spaces, outdoor dining or other outdoor activities.
Apply to use space operated by for the Port's Shared Spaces program for your business.
What to do if you see businesses not following rules to use sidewalk or parking lane space.
Let us know what you think of a current or proposed Shared Space location.
An interactive map of all applications and approvals for Shared Spaces locations.
Businesses can apply for Shared Spaces, a new program for more flexible use of sidewalks, streets, and other outdoor spaces.