Event PermitsWhat is a special event?
A special event is…
• open to the public
• held on land that was not originally intended for the event (e.g. parkland, farmland)
What kind of permit will I require for my special event?
If your special event is held on private property, you need a development permit.
If your special event is held on public property like parks and open spaces, you need a special event permit.
Why are there two different permits for special events?
Special events on public property are regulated through Council Policy PRL-130: Special Event Policy for Municipal Parks and Public Open Spaces.
Special events on private land are regulated through the Land Use Bylaw (Bylaw No. 99/059).
Why do I need a permit?
Both permits are designed to protect the health and safety of the public. When you apply for a permit, we ensure that you meet requirements for things like fire safety, insurance and emergency planning.