Beginning in 2011, all Promoters working in San Francisco are required to register with the Entertainment Commission. The actual ordinance can be found here. It includes the definition of who is an event promoter, what is an event, and also the exceptions.
Clubs are required to only work with registered Promoters. The Online Registry grew out of a recognition by the City of the need to understand who is promoting parties in the event that public safety or other concerns arise.
The registration form is simple and takes just a few minutes for Promoters to fill out. There are certain exceptions to the registration requirement.
If you have any questions about if whether you qualify under the registration law as an Event Promoter, please contact the Entertainment Commission at (415) 554-6678.
If an Event Promoter holds an event resulting in significant risks or actual harms to people or property, or if the event causes serious neighborhood disturbances, the Entertainment Commission would have the power to impose future conditions on that Promoter, such as additional insurance or security.
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This registry is maintained by the San Francisco Entertainment Commission.
All information in this registry is expected to be accurate, complete and timely. But the City and County of San Francisco does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of this information and shall not be liable for any loss caused by reliance on such information, including, but not limited to, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of or inability to use this registry.
Inclusion of a promoter in this registry, or information pertaining to a promoter, does not constitute advice, endorsement or recommendation of the promoter by the City and County of San Francisco. All critical information pertaining to a promoter should be independently verified. In no event shall the City and County of San Francisco be liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of any promoter listed in this registry.