Renew Your License

In order to sell continuously throughout the year, it is important to renew your license before the start of each quarter or at the beginning of the fiscal year, which starts on July 1.

Artwork by Linda Pedersen.The quarterly schedule follows the fiscal year schedule:

  • Quarter 1: July 1 - September 30
  • Quarter 2: October 1 - December 31
  • Quarter 3: January - March 31
  • Quarter 4: April 1 - June 30

Fees are as follows:

FY17 $184 for a 3-month certificate fee or $738 for 1-year certificate fee

FY18 $191 for a 3-month certificate fee or $764 for 1-year certificate fee

In order to renew your certificate, we recommend that you pay at least 10 days before the deadline of each quarter in order to receive your updated certificate by the beginning of the next quarter.

Expired certificates will not be accepted at the lottery for street artist spaces. Failure to renew your certificate prohibits you from selling on the street. If you have not renewed your certificate for over two years, then you must reapply and pay a new application fee in order to re-enter the program.

You may renew your certificate by mail or in person at the Street Artist Program office during office hours. Payment must be made by check or money order and paid to the order of the "San Francisco Arts Commission". Credit cards are accepted in-person at the program office or you can pay online.

Street Artist Licensing Online Payment

What's Coming Up

Public Meeting

Community Arts, Education & Grants Committee Meeting

July 11
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Full Arts Commission Meeting

July 10
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

City Hall | Rm 416
Public Meeting

Executive Committee Meeting

July 24
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125
Public Meeting

Street Artists Committee Meeting

July 12
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

War Memorial Bldg | Rm 125