Apply for a Special Business or Activity Permit

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Office of the City Administrator, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, First Floor, Oakland, CA 94612

The following special businesses and activities have their own applications:

Submit an application by email to: Nancy Marcus,

Businesses & activities requiring a permit: 

  • Bowling alleys
  • Cabarets
  • Carnivals
  • Charitable solicitations
  • Dance halls
  • Dog kennels
  • Electronic/mechanical games
  • Massage therapists & establishments
  • Pet shops
  • Pool rooms
  • Secondhand/pawn shops
  • Sound amplification