OCA  City of San Jose, Office of Cultural Affairs

Key Contacts

Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), a division of the Office of Economic Development
Coordinates events held on both public and private property, arranges City services, processes One-Start Outdoor Special Event Permit Application with Event Organizers, and on-site logistics.
(408) 793.4344

Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS), Parks Division.
Coordinates events held in parks, issues Special Park Use Permits and coordinates Park Services.
(408) 794.6500 or 794.7275
Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services website

San Josť Fire Department (SJFD)
Responsible for on-site inspections and permits for tents, booths, cooking appliances, generators. fireworks, pyrotechnics, festival, and parades.
(408) 535.7750
San Jose Fire Department website

San Josť Police Department (SJPD)-Secondary Employment Unit (SEU)
Responsible for street closures, traffic control, event safety, and alcohol permit.
(408) 277.4980 - Secondary Employment Unit.
(408) 277.4452 - Permit Unit
San Jose Police Department website

Environmental Services Department (ESD)
Responsible for all recycling, solid waste and storm water policies.
(408) 535.8550
Zero Waste Event Program website

San Josť Department of Transportation (DOT)
Provides barricades, tow-away zones, traffic signs, traffic control, trash boxes, etc.
Manages and maintains city roadways in San Jose.
408) 535.3850.
San Jose Department of Transportation website

California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in San Jose (ABC)
Issues Temporary Liquor License in coordination with SJPD.
(408) 277.1200
California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control website

Department of Environmental Health, County of Santa Clara
Issues permits relating to all food & beverage preparation, and distribution.
(408) 918.3478
Department of Environment health website

Valley Transportation Authority/Marketing Department (VTA)
Coordinates light rail and bus operations related to special events.
(408) 299.4412
Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) website

Board of Equalization, State of California
Issues Temporary Seller's Permit
(408) 277.1807
Board of equalization, state of California website

San Jose City Hall
Issues permits for the use of outdoor paseos and plazas and meeting rooms at City Hall
(408) 535.3500
San Jose City Hall website

San Jose McEnery Convention Ceter
For use of meeting rooms, exhibit halls, theaters
For information and to contract space, call:
(408) 792.4194
San Jose McEnery Convention Center website

Last Modified: 05.22.14