Special Event Permit Application


Please use the following links to submit a Special Event Permit Application at least 30 days prior to your event:

Special Event Instructions
Special Event Application (Google Form)


  • Your event is not approved until you complete the entire permit process.  
  • The City will not be responsible for printed/promotional items if dates, locations, and/or other requested services are denied or amended during the permit process.  
  • The deadline for the Special Event Permit Application is 30 days prior to your event, but we strongly recommend applying as early as possible.  
  • The earliest you may apply is a year prior to the date you wish to request.
  • A Special Event Permit is for use of only public property (parks, plazas, sidewalks, roads, etc.). If you are seeking local consent for a DABC permit, then you must obtain that through Salt Lake City Business Licensing.  


All events require a map in order to process. Please include any of the following that is applicable to your event:

1)  The specific area in the park/plaza you wish to use
2)  The name of streets, placement of barricades and/or road closures
3)  The areas where participants and vendors/merchants will park
4)  Vendor, booth and/or stage placement
5)  The areas where alcoholic beverages will be served 
6)  Fencing/scaffolding placement
7)  The exact route where participants will walk or run 
How to Create a Map:
1)  Google Map Maker: www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/ 
2)  Map My Run: www.mapmyrun.com 
3)  SLC Park Maps: https://goo.gl/beJsX7 (download & edit the map using programs like Word, Paint, Illustrator, etc.)
4)  Hand sketch your map (this must be legible)
How To Submit a Map:
Please email your map directly to EventPermits@slcgov.com with your event name in the subject line. PDF format is highly recommended.      


Due to a high volume of permit requests, we recommend visiting our FAQ page because most of your questions/concerns can be answered there.  If you still need further clarification on our process, please feel free to reach out to EventPermits@slcgov.com and our office will respond as soon as we can.

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