If a citizen is coordinating an event or a gathering of people in the City limits, permits may be required. In order to plan for additional demands on public resources and ensure that public health and safety is protected, it is necessary that the City receive advance notice of these events.
A Special Event permit is a written authorization from the City to hold an event. This permit is necessary when an event involves one or more of the following activities:
- Closing a public street
- Blocking city owned property
- Sale of merchandise or food/beverages on city owned property
- Erecting a tent larger than 200 square feet on city owned property
- Installation of a stage , trailer or other portable buildings on city owned property
- Placement of portable toilets, temporary no-parking signs or pedestrian boundary markers on city owned property
Examples of special events requiring permits include, but are not limited to, parades, bike races, marathons/runs, fireworks displays, concerts, carnivals and other types of festivals that use city owned property or rights of way. Examples of events that DO NOT require special events permits include parties, fund raisers, and other events held on private property. Other ordinances, such as regulations for noise, debris, parking and others, must be observed, but a written permit for permission to hold the event is not necessary for these types of activities.
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