Special Events are one-time, annual or recurring events that impact streets, sidewalks and other public areas beyond the normal pattern of use, such as festivals, farmers markets, concerts, parades, walks, runs and cycling events. These events require a Special Event Permit. For information about how to apply, take a look at the Special Event Permit Instructions (PDF), and apply online using the online application. A nonrefundable application fee of $75 will be required, and you may need to provide insurance. If you are unable to submit the application online, please use the paper application (PDF).
A Block Party is a gathering of neighbors on a residential street intended for residents only and not the general public, requiring a closure of a street, or portion thereof, to vehicular traffic. Currently, Block Parties fall under the umbrella of Special Event Permits, which you can apply for on our citizen's portal. For more information, take a look at our Block Party Guidelines (PDF). A non-refundable application fee of $75 will be required. If you are unable to submit the application online, please use the paper application (PDF). Call us with any questions!
Events in Santa Rosa City Parks require a park permit. Click here to learn more.
If you are unable to apply online using the above links and would like to request a paper application, please contact our office.