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Permits & Ordinance

Definition of a Special Event

A special event is a preplanned single gathering, event or series of related consecutive daily gatherings or events expected to draw 500 or more persons at any session as participants or spectators that is proposed to be held on public property. Events on private property shall be considered to be special events if 500 or more people participating in the event will occupy adjacent public streets or public property during the event.

Permitting Process

Special Events Permit application (PDF)

Since September 18, 2006, all permit applications for special events to be held on city property or affecting city property with 500 attendees or more will need to be permitted through the Office of Special Events.
Permitting summary (Word DOC)
For additional information, call (904) 630-3690.
City of Jacksonville, FL
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