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
  • A celebration of an event on a political, religious or social issue
  • Food events

Applying for a Permit

First time organizing an event? Check out our 'How-to' book - Special Event Guidelines (PDF).

Giving away food Special Event Food Service (PDF) or sell food at your event? Temporary Food Requirements (PDF). Here is the Temporary Food Permit Application.

Here is a 'How-to' video to help you with the application - Application Video.

Sample Public Safety Plan. Fill in all Yellow areas or use your own plan - Sample Plan

 Anyone desiring to hold a special event must apply for a permit using the online submission form:

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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