Special Event Permits

A Special Event is defined as a temporary activity or event that is conducted wholly or in part on public property or any event on private property that involves an open invitation to the public. All special events, private parties or picnics, sporting programs, commercial sales and product distributions or promotions require a permit. Nothing can be sold, given away or an admission charged without a permit. If you are bringing a sound amplifying device, stage or plan to run an organized activity, you must have a permit. 

Types of Special Event Activities

A Special Event Permit provides authorization to the renter/vendor to conduct or host a special event or public gathering in an outdoor venue, whether on private or public property.

  • Festivals & Outdoor Events 
  • Concerts & Performances
  • Food service/Beer & Wine Gardens
  • Parades
  • Walks, Runs and Bike Rides
  • Block Parties
  • Group Picnics
  • Skate Board & Sports Events
  • Photography, Videography and Filming

Note: If you want to conduct an event that is not listed here, please contact the Battle Ground Parks and Recreation Department for details.

Special Event Permit Rules

To ensure a safe and enjoyable special event, please refer to the City Municipal Code for complete details on special event permits.

Special Use Permit

A Special Use Permit provides authorization to the renter / vendor for special use of a particular item or venue. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Stages
  • Amplified Music
  • Tents or Canopies
  • Inflatable Bounce Houses
  • Retail sales of food, beverages and/or merchandise
  • Conducting free promotions or give-a-ways of product or merchandise to the general public.

Special Event Permit Forms