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Special Event and Parade Application
Permit Information
A special event is a temporary event or gathering that may use either public or private property and include:
  • Circuses, carnivals, fairs or other events
  • Displays or sales of art objects
  • Parades
  • Performance of music
  • Celebration of an event on a political, religious or social issue
  • Food events

Applying for a Permit
Anyone desiring to hold a special event must apply for a permit using the Special Event Application Form. This form may also be obtained in person at the Fire Marshal's Office, located at 4701 Rowlett Road. To learn more about submitting this application, view the Special Event Permit Submittal Information.

Defining a Special Event
These events involve one or more of the following activities, except when the activity is used for construction or house moving purposes:
  • Closing a public street
  • Blocking or restricting public property or limiting the use of public parks or streets by the general public
  • Offering merchandise, food or beverages on public or private property where otherwise prohibited by ordinance
  • Erecting a tent on public property or on private property where otherwise prohibited by ordinance
  • Installing a stage, band shell, trailer, van, portable building, grandstand or bleachers on public property or on private property where otherwise prevented by ordinance
  • Placing portable toilets on public property or on private property where otherwise prevented by ordinance
  • Placing temporary no parking signs in a public right of way
  • Charging a fee or donation for attendance or participation



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