San Francisco Department of Parking and Traffic


I. The applicant hereby agrees to abide by the conditions of Section 2.71 of the Administrative Code during the entire event as follows: (Note part "M": Special regulations for commercial streets).

A. The applicant shall provide the name and phone number of the person responsible for operations during the event. This person shall be available throughout all hours the event is open to the public.

B. The temporary use or occupancy of a public street shall not unneccessarily obstruct or bar public access onto said street. Sidewalks shall remain open at all times for pedestrian use unless closure of the sidewalk is provided for by resolution of the Board of Supervisors explaining the reasons for such closure.

C. No object of any nature shall be placed of maintained within 15 feet of any fire hydrant or within 5 feet of any fire alarm box or police call box.

D. No object of any nature shall be placed or maintained within any intersection or pedestrian crosswalk, nor shall any vehicle be permitted to be parked in such areas. All curb ramps shall remain clear of any obstructions.

E. A continuous passageway in the roadway at least 14 feet in width shall be maintained at all times during the period of such use or occupancy for the use of emergency vehicles.


F. No object of any nature shall be fastened to or erected over the surface of the street or sidewalk, and no object shall be affixed to any pole or standard upon any street or sidewalk, without prior written consent of the Director of Public Works.

G. Painting upon any street or sidewalk surface is prohibited unless a washable paint is used and removal is accomplished before the street is reopened.

H. Adequate illumination of the area shall be maintained at all times when such illumination is appropriate.

I. Official traffic control devices and traffic signal controllers shall not be covered or blocked at any time during the period of such use or occupancy.

J. Street barricades determined by the Police Department as being necessary to protect the public's safety shall be placed by the Police Department; shall be maintained in said locations at all times during the period of such use or occupancy by the permittee; and shall be removed by the Police Department upon termination of the period of said use or occupancy.

K. All manhole covers and valve box covers shall be kept clear of any fixed object.

L. All streets and sidewalks within the area for which such permission is granted, shall be kept clean and free from dirt and debris at all times during the period of such temporary use or occupancy, and all materials and equipment used in connection with said temporary use and occupancy shall be removed there from within 24 hours of the termination of the period of such use or occupancy. The Executive Director of Parking and Traffic shall report any violations of this subsection to the Board of Supervisors.

M. Application for permission to hold a street fair on a predominantly commercial street, shall be accompanied by evidence of insurance coverage as hereinafter set forth. For purposes of this subsection, a predominantly commercial street shall mean a street block on which at least 50 percent of front footage of private property on the ground floor of the street is used for commercial purposes.


A street block shall be measured from street intersection to street intersection, but shall not include any alley intersections.

N. Applicant shall maintain in force, during the full term of the permit, insurance as follows:

1. General liability insurance with limits not less than $1,000,000.00 each occurrence Combined Single Limit Bodily Injury and Property Damage, including Contractual Liability, Personal Injury, Broadform Property Damage, Products and Completed Operations Coverage;

2. If any vehicles will be operated by the applicant in connection with street fair activities under the permit, Automobile Liability Insurance with limits not less than $1,000,000.00 each occurrence Combined Single Limit Bodily Injury and Property Damage, including owned, nonowned and hired auto coverages, as applicable; and

3. If the applicant has employees, Workers Compensation with Employer's Liability not less than $1,000,000.00 each accident. General Liability and automobile Liability Insurance policies shall be endorsed to provide the following:

a) Name as additional insured the City and County of San Francisco, its officers, agents and employees.

b) That such policies are primary insurance to any other insurance available to the Additional Insureds with respect to any claims arising out of activities under the permit, and that Insurance applies separately to each insured against whom claim or suit is brought.


Certificates of insurance, in format and with insurers satisfactory to the City evidencing all applicable coverages shall be furnished to the City ten days prior to issuance of the permit and before commencing any operations under the permit, with complete copies of policies to be furnished to the City upon request.

The insurance requirement of this subsection shall be waived by the Board of Supervisors if the applicant certifies in writing that:

a) The purpose of the street fair is First Amendment expression and that

b) The cost of obtaining insurance is so financially burdensome that it would constitute an unreasonable prior restraint on the right of First Amendment expression, or that it has been impossible for the applicant to obtain insurance coverage.

O. Signs shall be posted pursuant to San Francisco Health Code Section 265 through 265.3 wherever alcohol is offered for sale.

P. Such further conditions as may be imposed by the Department of Public Works after inspection of the area involved.

Q. Applicants shall provide a space layout plan for all events including those that require temporary street closing for events such as fairs and parades. This space layout plan shall highlight a number of items, including but not limited to:

1. Layout shall indicate the location of all portable toilets (including total # and location); number of toilets will be based on minimum of 1/8 of 1% of the anticipated number of participants expected with a minimum of four portable toilets (2 unisex and 2 accessible* unisex). This formula will be used unless applicant can substantiate the availability of both accessible* and nonaccessible* facilities in the area of the event available to the public during the event. (ISCOTT will determine total number of toilets on a casebycase basis).


2. 10% of the total number of portable toilets shall be accessible*. LocationLayout shall indicate that all portable toilets are located on level sites (no more than 2% side slope) with appropriate clear pathoftravel (a minimum of 48" wide) to the toilet entrance. The goal is to have at least one wheelchair accessible toilet in each grouping of portable bathrooms. Each of the accessible bathrooms shall have a sign on them that reads: "Priority is to be given to individuals with disabilities in the use of this accessible facility.

3. Layout shall indicate the location of all exposed wiring being used for the event where wiring will cross the pathoftravel (path of travel requires a minimum of 48" clear). If any wiring crosses the path of travel, a ramping system must be provided to allow access over wiring for persons using wheelchairs. Contrasting colored tape (yellow) shall be used to cover all wiring crossing the pathoftravel.

4. Layout shall indicate the location of all vendors and booths, portable toilets (including those accessible to persons with disabilities) and showing a clear pathoftravel (minimum 48" wide) throughout the event site and to all services.

Layout shall indicate the location of all blue zones (accessible permanent and temporary parking spaces) in the area.

5. Layout shall indicate the location of all MUNI bus transit routes and all stops in the affected area.

6. Layout shall indicate location of all tent pegs or tent/booth securement devices. All securement devices must be visible using contrasting colors and not located within the 48" clear pathoftravel, which shall be provided.

7. Layout shall indicate location and pathoftravel onto all stages (ramp not to exceed 1:12 maximum slope).


8. The permit applicant will provide a space plan for the event attendees indicating all accessibility features (pathoftravel, toilets and if available, phones and drinking fountains). This plan will be available at all entrances to the event at no cost to the public.

9. Layout should indicate the location and type of recycling

containers. Included in the application should be the name of the company or organization with whom the sponsor has contracted to be responsible for recycling. If the sponsor will do their own recycling, please include the name and location of the recycling center. See attached sheet for more information on recycling.

R. Depending on the types of activities planned, the applicant may be required to get permits from both the San Francisco Fire Department and the Department of Public Health. The Fire Department permits must be filed at least 15 working days before the event. The Public Health Department requires that the application and fees be filed at least 2 weeks before the event. See attached sheets at the end of the application form for more details.

S. After ISCOTT public hearing approval of the above, the sponsor must obtain the temporary blue zone sign(s). The sign(s) shall conform to the Department of Parking and Traffic Drawing STR6683 (TOWAWAY SIGN FOR TEMPORARY DISABILITY PARKING). The Department of Parking and Traffic has available for rental metal temporary disability parking signs. See attached sheet for further information. Cardboard signs of this type are also available. A known vendor of this type of sign is Smith Signs at 153 Leland Avenue, San Francisco, CA, phone: 3332700.

Blue Zone Policy

A. A substitute blue zone must be created for every blue zone displaced, or one substitute blue zone for every block closed, whichever is greater.


B. Substitute zones shall be situated as close as possible to the intersection of the first available cross street to the replaced blue zones. The temporary blue zone sign shall be affixed to an existing parking meter pole,whenever possible. In the event of nonexistence of parking meters, other permanent fixtures shall be utilized if they are in close proximity (23 feet) to the desired parking space, ie. trees, light poles. In the alternative, a temporary support must be provided.

Temporary blue zones shall not be situated in bus zones, fire hydrants, red zones, yellow zones, metered truck zones, white zones, or active towaway or street cleaning zones.

C. The sponsor shall install the temporary blue zone sign(s) at the ISCOTT public hearing approved locations, 72 hours before the temporary street closing.

D. The sponsor must also notify the San Francisco Department of Parking and Traffic at 554-9928, of the temporary blue zone location(s) 72 hours before the temporary street closing.

E. The sponsor shall remove the temporary blue sign(s) by the day after the reopening of the street.

Failure to comply with any of the above terms of this policy may result in denial of future temporary street closings by the sponsor.

Note: The ISCOTT accessibility policies are based on Title 24, California Building Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Exceptions to these listed policies may be granted by ISCOTT on a casebycase basis, based on exceptions available in California Title 24 and the American with Disabilities Act. Appropriate documentation supporting exception requests must be provided by the applicant to ISCOTT for review one month prior to the scheduled hearing date.

EPS 415-346-2381 (8/24/97)