First, have you contacted the Special Events Coordinator to discuss your event? This initial conversation is required to apply for a permit. The coordinator will let you know if you need a permit and how to complete the Special Events Permit Application.
The deadline for completing your application is 90 days prior to your event start date.
Submission of a Special Events Permit Application is not a guarantee that your event will receive a permit.
The earlier you submit your application the better.
The Special Events Coordinator will contact you to let you know if the Special Event Permit is approved or denied.
If approved, the coordinator will guide you through the Plan Your Event.
If denied, you will also receive information on why it was denied and what changes need to be made to get it approved.
A Special Events Permit may be denied for an event for reasons including (but are not limited to) the following:
Conflicting dates with other events
Limited availability or capacity of city resources such as police, fire, barricades or utilities
Conflicts with access to city facilities and streets for residents and/or local businesses
Incomplete application or planning
Safety concerns for residents, attendees and/or participants in an event
A previously issued permit was revoked
Failure to pay the balance due for city services for a prior event
Content last reviewed 02.07.2020