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SPECIAL EVENT PERMITS
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 Instructionspdf symbol, and apply online using the ONLINE APPLICATION. A non-refundable application fee of $75 will be required. If you are unable to submit the application online, please use the paper applicationpdf symbol.

Note for Courthouse Square Events:
If you are interested in holding an event in the reunified square, please sign up here to receive an email notification when Special Event Permits Applications become available for the new Courthouse Square.

BLOCK PARTIES
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 here. For more information, take a look at our Block Party Guidelinespdf symbol. A non-refundable application fee of $75 will be required. If you are unable to submit the application online, please use the paper applicationpdf symbol. Call us with any questions!

FILM PERMITS
Commercial filming activity on City property requires a Special Event Permit. The same fees, insurance and other requirements for special events apply in most cases. For more information, take a look at Film Permit Instructionspdf symbol, and apply online using this ONLINE APPLICATION. Be sure to select "Film Permit." A non-refundable application fee of $75 will be required. If you are unable to submit the application online, please use the paper applicationpdf symbol.

PARK PERMITS
For events in Santa Rosa city parks, click here to learn about reserving a picnic site or applying for a Park Special Use Permit.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions, please contact a permit specialist listed in the above Contact Us section. If you are unable to apply online using the above links and would like to request a paper application, please contact our office.

 

 CONTACT US

Tara Thompson
(707) 543-4512 
speventpermit@srcity.org

Elaine Gutsch
(707) 543-3279
speventpermit@srcity.org

Recreation & Parks Dept.
Attn: Special Event Permits
55 Stony Point Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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