will be used to classify your event and it will determine what approvals, licenses, and deadlines will be relevant for you.
However, applicants should be aware the SE Department retains the
right to determine if an event should be reclassified as Administrative
An event will be determined to be a
if none of the conditions for a Major or Moderate Event apply and any of the following are true:
Key Notes for
street will be closed, during daytime hours only
Traffic will be diverted
from normal routes, even if a full street closure does not occur
The event involves the temporary use of private property in a manner that
varies from its allowed land use.
triggers the need for other city permits, such as tent permits or temporary heat permits
Exceptions: Events such as weddings or reunions in City parks, which otherwise would only trigger the need for a Parks Permit, are considered
Applications for Minor Events should be submitted
at least 30 days before the event
is held. Applications submitted between
5 business days and 30 days
before the event will be considered. However, they will be denied if the time required for review and resolution of issues exceeds the time available before the date of the event. Applications for Minor Events submitted less than 5 business days from the date of the event will not be considered.
Application review process:
Minor Events sponsors may voluntarily
schedule a pre-submittal meeting
with SE Department staff to review event plans, needs and issues. SE staff may elect to include other review staff in the pre-submittal meeting.
Minor Events require review by appropriate agencies, but do not automatically require a joint meeting with the reviewers. However,
approval by all appropriate agencies is required
before a permit will be issued.
Applicants for Minor Events must receive their Special Event permit and all required related permits
prior to the time the event is held.