Special Event Permits

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Not sure if you need a Special Event Permit?

Our web app will help you determine whether or not you need a permit.

Ready to submit a Special Event Permit application?

Note: Before you apply, please see the items listed in the "Information needed for Special Event Permit" section.

Welcome to our Special Event Permit application page. Our permitting process is conducted via MyPermitNow. This page is intended to help ensure you have the documentation we need to issue a Special Event Permit. 

If you are not sure if you need a Special Event Permit check out our Do I Need a Special Event Permit module. 


Filing Period

Special events permits should be filed at least 30 days before the event.


Please reference the Special Event Permit Checklist for a list of information and documents required to obtain a special event permit.


Associated Costs  

  1. General application processing fee: $100
  2. Police officers:
    • Regular rate: $50/hr. (3 hour minimum)
    • Holiday premium rate: $65/hr (4 hour minimum)
  3. Fire fighter: $35/hr
  4. Temporary structure, tents, canopies: $50
  5. Surety bond or cash deposit in lieu of surety in the amount of $2,000
  6. Liability insurance 
  7. Other fees may apply 



Questions? Contact Development Services at (512) 401-5100.