- Parks & Recreation
- Planning A Special Event
PERMITS & AGREEMENTS
WHEN IS A PERMIT REQUIRED?
A permit is required to utilize a pavilion/lodge/gazebo/rec center/path/trail-any City facility, park, or installation in exclusivity.
WHEN IS A LICENSE AGREEMENT REQUIRED?
Any temporary outdoor gathering that involves one or more of the following on public property where otherwise prohibited will require a permit and license agreement in which at least one of the following applies:
- Expected total attendance of 100 or more;
- Access to public property will be exclusive;
- Timed moving events such as 5K’s, triathlons.
- Some non-timed moving events such as parades;
- Closing or restricting of a public street, lane, alley, sidewalk, or parking lot;
- If the noise ordinance is impacted;
- Installation of a temporary stage, band shell, outdoor projection technology, trailer, van, grandstand, bleachers, or portable toilets for public use;
- If a temporary alcoholic beverage license is required or an existing on-sale alcoholic beverage license is carried to the event location as part of the event;
- The event will adversely impact a considerable number of members of the public.
WHEN IS A LICENSE AGREEMENT NOT REQUIRED?
The following activities and/or events are exempt from the requirement to secure a license agreement however approvals may still be necessary:
- A neighborhood block party that is conducted on a single block that does not include street closures and is expected to have fewer than 100 attendees. City Council approval is required, contact the City Clerk.
- A special event conducted entirely on public property managed by an organization with a lease or operating agreement with the city that details special event permit exemptions.
- Private rentals of facilities such as graduation parties, birthday parties, celebrations of life-events that do not meet the criteria of when license agreements are required.