Example: Due to inclement weather, the event has been cancelled.

Special Event Permits

Anyone who plans to host a special event on any streets, sidewalks, parkways, highways, roads, rights-of-way, medians, and all spaces dedicated to public use must file a special event permit application. A special event permit may be filed beginning twelve (12) months before the date of the proposed event but not later than seven (7) days before the date of the event. The director may shorten the application period to less than seven (7) days for “spontaneous events” or for other good causes shown. For events that require an alcoholic beverage license for the sale, furnishing, or consumption of alcoholic beverages on public property, an application shall be filed a minimum of sixty (60) days before the proposed event. 

A permit shall be obtained from the director before participating in the following park activities:

  • (1) Any activity requiring or seeking exclusive use of the park or any park facility.
  • (2) Any use of the park or park facilities by a group of persons which will exceed thirty (30) in number.
  • (3) Any activity or use of the park or park facilities that amounts to a special event or special activity, not normal to everyday park use and activity


For all ordinances related to special event permits, please refer to section 18-23 and 21-27.

Special event applications and requests for space rental will be evaluated in the order they are received. Special event applications must be filled out completely. A non-refundable $25 permit processing fee must accompany all permit applications in order to start the review process. Submitting a completed application does not guarantee event approval or that the requested event space is available. Permits must include a detailed map and any City resources requested. City resources may require additional costs and certain spaces require rental fees. You will be notified of your event approval/denial via email or phone call.