Do I need a Special Event Application?

Any organized event of 20 or more persons upon any city street or public sidewalk within the City must submit a special event application. Events that are open to the public, have an attendance of over 100 people and are held within a city parks will require a special event application along with a Park Rental Form. See City Parks and Trails. Submission of an application is not a guarantee of approval.

• How do I submit a special event application?
The special event application can be submitted online here.

• When should I apply?
Events with the anticipated attendance of 999 or less are required to submit a special event application no later than 30 days in advance to the proposed event date. Events with the anticipated attendance of 1,000 or greater OR requiring a street closure, are required to submit a special event application no later than 60 days in advance to the proposed event date.

• What does it cost?
There is no charge to submit a special event application though fees may apply for permits, inspections and street closure materials (cones, barricades and No Parking signs). Fees related to special events can be found here.

• Will I get an actual permit for my event?
Once all required information for the special event application has been received, a permit will be given to the event organizer. This permit is to be available upon request at the event.

• Who can I contact if I have questions regarding filling out the special event application?
Please contact Kim Herbert at ksherbert@fredericksburgva.gov or at 540-372-1086 ext. 307.

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1. Do I need a Special Event Application?
2. Do I need a Block Party Permit?
3. Film Permit
4. Expression of Speech Events
5. What fees might be incurred for my special event?
6. City Parks and Trails
7. Trash and Recycling
8. Street and/or Parking Lot Closures
9. Maps
10. Events with over 1,000 Estimated Guests
11. Events with over 2,000 Estimated Guests
12. Tents and Canopies
13. Moon Bounce, Inflatable Amusement Devices, Climbing Walls, and Stages
14. Food and Vendors
15. Alcohol
16. Generators
17. Charging Admission
18. Advertising
19. Security
20. Insurance
21. No Parking Signs and Barricades
22. Restrooms
23. Equipment Rental