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Dance Hall

Planning Division

Approval by the Planning Commission may be also required. Please contact the Planning Department at (209) 668-5640 for more information.

Police Department

If you are interested in obtaining a Dance license, you must complete an application and submit it to the Records Unit in person. The Records Unit is located in the lobby of the Turlock Police Department at 244 N. Broadway, Turlock, CA. 95380.


You will be required to submit your fingerprints to DOJ and FBI as part of the permitting process. The Turlock Police Department offers live scan fingerprinting service. An additional fee will be required for fingerprinting submissions. Once the Turlock Police Department receives your criminal history report from DOJ and/or FBI your application package will be routed to the Professional Standards Unit for processing. The Professional Standards Unit will conduct a background investigation and make a determination. Upon successful completion of the background investigation a permit may be issued.

Valid Period

These permits are valid for 1 year and require annual renewals. Live scan is only required on new applicants only.


A non-refundable processing fee for the permit must be paid at the time you submit your permit application.

New applicants: $305.00, Renewal: $100.00

Live scan: $32.00

Turlock Police Department fee: $10.00


Dance Hall Permit Application

For questions regarding the permits issued by the Professional Standards Unit or to check on the status of a permit application submitted, please contact:

Turlock Police Department
Sgt Paul Inderbitzen
244 N Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380
(209) 664-7345

For questions about a Planning approval for your dance hall, please contact:

Planning Division
156 S. Broadway, Ste. 120
Turlock, CA 95380-5456
(209) 668-5640
Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

For questions about a business license for your dance hall, please contact:

Accounts Receivable
156 S. Broadway, Ste. 114
Turlock, CA 95380-5454
(209) 668-5570
Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

Utility bill payments are also accepted 24/7 using credit card or checking account, online or through our telephone payment system at (209) 668-5570.

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