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Permits for Events/Activities/Business Within the Harbor or Marina

The District will no longer be issuing any beach/bonfire permits.

It is the policy of the San Mateo County Harbor District to establish a guide for the issuance of permits for events held on property owned and/or controlled by the Harbor District. The purpose of this policy is to provide for a process for evaluating, approving, and overseeing events to ensure the health and safety of event patrons, workers and other visitors, residents and District staff, to prohibit illegal activities from occurring at events, and to protect the rights of event permit holders and of the District.

Examples of events that may be permitted include, but are not limited to, parades, fairs, festivals, parties, weddings, organized athletic or sporting events and community celebrations and observances which involve use of, or have an impact on District facilities and operations which may require provision of District services.  Events that have substantial adverse impacts on District facilities including harbor operations shall not be permitted without provision of acceptable mitigating measures.

In the sidebar is our Events Policy, Fee Schedule and applications.  Please review the Policy and Fee Schedule; complete appropriate application with as much detail as possble, including map(s) and photos of event location.  In addition, a Certificate of Liability Insurance naming the San Mateo County Harbor District as an Additional Insured with the required Limits per our Policy  must be submitted.  Email required documentation to the Deputy Secretary for review at or via USPS mail to: Deputy Secretary, PO Box 1449, El Granada, CA  94018. Call for any questions: 650-583-4400.