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The purpose of the Special Events Ordinance is to ensure that special events do not endanger public health or safety and to permit the City to understand and prepare for known collateral and secondary effects of special events in the community. The permitting process is not intended to control or regulate special events based on their content, the nature or type of speech involved, or any speaker's viewpoint.
Every event that takes place on public property with an anticipated attendance of 50 or more people requires a special event permit.
A small event has an attendance of 50-100 people.
A medium event has an attendance of 101-500 people.
A large event has an attendance of 500+ people
After your date has been secured through CommunityPass, the Special Events Application should be completed as quickly as possible. Your application must be submitted, paid in full, and approved before the following deadlines:
For small event, $50.00.
For a medium event, $225.00 .
For a large event, $350.00.
Every denial of a permit and every conditional grant of a permit challenged by an applicant is appealable to the City Commission by letter filed with the City Manager within three business days after receipt of the denial or proposed conditional grant. The City Commission shall grant or deny the permit, or uphold or rescind the conditions, based upon information presented by the applicant and the City Manager or his designee in a de novo, quasi-judicial hearing held as soon as practicable. The City Commission's decision, including its reasons therefor, shall be announced at the conclusion of the hearing and entered onto the record thereof which shall constitute the commission's final order in any subsequent proceedings and which may, but shall not be required to, express findings of fact and conclusions of law.