Do I need a permit for my event?

Answering a few simple questions will help you determine if you need to apply for a Special Event Permit:

  • Will you be blocking or restricting public property?
  • Is the anticipated attendance 100 or more?
  • Will you be hosting your event at or near City Hall or the Downtown Square?
  • Will you have vendors at the event who are selling food or beverage, goods or services (i.e., fitness class/company)? Or do you plan to sell tickets for your event or sell other items at your event?
  • Will you be using amplified sound, other than a small, personal speaker for announcements?
  • Will your event close or change the traffic pattern of a street or alley? i.e., parades, street closures, 5K runs.
  • Will your event impact the public use of City Park or natural resource?
  • Will your event consist of fireworks or animals?
  • Will you be using any temporary structures, like tents (larger than 20 by 20), bleachers, portable restrooms, blow up structures or stages?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you will need to apply for and obtain a Third Party Special Event Permit.

Show All Answers

1. Do I need a permit for my event?
2. How do I apply for a special events permit?