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The use of City property for hosting a Special Event requires you to obtain a permit. Examples of Special Events include athletic events; block parties; citywide, commercial, community or cultural events; parades; festivals; and concerts.
For more information, read our Special Event Planning Guide
Click here to Apply for a Special Events Application
The Special Event permit application process has a number of steps that must be completed before approval and event setup