Special Event Permit


1) Download the Special Event Application pdf  (NOTE: Please first review the Special Event time restrictions pdf.)

2) Open the application and complete all of the applicable fields.  Save the application.

3) Click the Browse button below and locate the saved application file on your computer.

4) Click the Submit button to send us your application.


Please note that all events applications must be approved by the City Commission at one of their regularly scheduled meetings.  Your event date and location are not secured until you receive that approval.  Once you’ve submitted a complete application, the application fee, and the site plan, Barbara Smith (special events coordinator) will schedule you for a Wednesday morning meeting with the special events committee to review your application with you.


Please correct the field(s) marked in red below:

Important notes to remember when applying for a special event permit with the City of Fort Lauderdale:

  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Please do not submit the application until you are able to provide all requested information on the application.   
  • Application fee must be submitted before application will be considered
  • If this is a first-time event in Fort Lauderdale, we encourage you to submit your application before the 60-day deadline and we encourage you to call the special events office at 954-828-6075 before you submit your application to ensure compliance with the application process.
  • Events planned for July or August must be submitted by May 1st.
  • All applicants must attend a special events committee meeting to discuss the requirements for your special event.  Once your completed application has been submitted and your application fee is paid, the special events office will schedule a time for you to attend.
  • The applicant is responsible for obtaining all necessary permits and providing required insurance documents
  • A special event permit will not be issued and your special event is not approved until your application is approved by the City Commission.
  1. To receive a copy of your submission, please fill out your email address below and submit.

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