Special Event Permits

Large Events Need A Special Events Permit

Chapter 11 of the City's Municipal Code requires a permit application for events on public or private party with 500 or more persons in attendance at any one time and include one or more of the following:

  • Partial or full closure of a public street
  • Blocking or restricting access to private property of others or blocking or restricting access to a public property
  • Use of pyrotechnics or special effects
  • Use of open flame or other potentially dangerous displays
  • Sale or distribution of merchandise, food or beverages including alcoholic beverages
  • Erection of a tent or canopy requiring a permit
  • Installation of a stage, band shell, truck, trailer, van, portable building, booth, grandstand or bleachers
  • Placement of portable toilets
  • Placement of temporary signs or banners
  • Amplified sound

Examples of Special Events

  • Parades
  • Festivals
  • Bike Rides / Races
  • Concerts
  • Running / Walking Events
  • Fundraisers
  • Promotional Events

Download the Application

Download a copy of the Special Events Permit Application (PDF)

File the License

When finished, please email the completed application or return the completed application by mail or in-person to the City Clerk's office.

Please contact the City Clerk's Office at 515-965-6400. with any questions or concerns.