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Special Event Regulations

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What is a Special Event?

ArtFairShoppersA special event is an organized activity, held on public property, specific to an identifiable place, occurring for a limited period of time, and for which a special event permit has been issued.

How to Obtain a Special Event Permit

special event permit is required for any event on public right of way or park.   Permit applications are available through the City Clerk's Office.

Applications must be submitted with the application fee at least 90 days prior to the date of the proposed event.

Submit the application and fee to the City Clerk's Office.  The application will be distributed to city departments for their comments, concerns, additional permit requirements and estimated costs for the event.  The application will be considered by the City Commission for approval at a subsequent City Commission meeting. 


A non-refundable application fee is due when the application is submitted.  The application fee for first-time events is $200, and $165 for repeat events.

If the application is approved by the City Commission, the estimated costs (if applicable) are due at least two weeks prior to the event.  After the event, any additional costs will be assessed or overpayments refunded if applicable.

Contact Info

For further information, contact the City Clerk's Office - 248.530.1880.

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