Special Event Permits

A special event permit is required when the general public is invited to attend an event held on public property.  

Special event permit applications are subject to Council approval.  Council meetings are held twice a month; therefore, all items listed below must be completed/provided at least one month prior to the requested event date in order to be placed on a Council agenda.  Applications turned in less than one month prior to the requested event date are not guaranteed to be processed in time.

  1. Special event permit application
  2. Map of City property affected
  3. Fee of $20 for a single event or $75 for a seasonal event
  4. Certificate of liability insurance with the following:
    • Minimum $1 million limit for commercial general liability
    • City listed as an additional insured for the event

Once the items above are received, applications will be reviewed by all City Departments before placement on a City Council agenda.

Request for City Services

Arrangements for City services must be made by the event promoter, as far in advance as possible, with the appropriate City department.

Electric641.628.2581Outdoor facilities are required to use ground-fault circuit interrupters
Placement of cords should not present a safety hazard
Parks641.628.4571Arrangements for the use of park facilities may require reservations and additional fees
Police641.628.4921Officers are available at an applicable hourly rate and must be coordinated through the Police Chief
Public Works641.628.1601Street closures require coordination of barricades with Public Works