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.
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.
Special Events Permit application (PDF)
Permitting summary (Word DOC)
A complete application packet should include the following:
- Application and necessary forms
- Site map or layout of event
- Scope and description of event
- Certificate of Insurance and acknowledgement of insurance requirements
- Hold Harmless & Indemnification Statement
- Street closure request (if applicable) and map of the proposed street closures with detours
- Application fee - check payable to City of Jacksonville (cashier's check or money orders only)
For additional information, call (904) 630-3690.