Special Events Permits

Special Event Logo

The City of Battle Ground requires a permit for any festival, concert, parade, athletic race/walk, block party, or other publicly attended event held on public property.

The permit requirement also applies to the same type of activities if they are held on private property and directly impact the ordinary use of public streets, rights-of-way, and/or sidewalks. 

(Per BG Municipal Code 8.36)

We understand that a great deal of detail and planning goes into every event – whether it’s a marathon, concert, or festival and our Special Event Team is available to help guide you throughout the permit application process.

Why do I need a Special Event Permit?

The Special Event permit process provides the City of Battle Ground a mechanism to minimize public inconvenience caused by such an event, prevent conflicts in use of city property, allow for necessary site/facility preparations, and protect the public’s health, safety, and general welfare.

Special event permit applications must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the event. 

Applications submitted less than 60 days prior to the event may be accepted if staff finds that there is adequate time to properly process the request, that all requirements of the permit can be met without undue strain on city resources, and the date and venue are available for use.

For more information, please visit the Special Event FAQ.

All applications must be accompanied by a site plan and general liability insurance. Additional documents may be required, and will be dependent on the goods, services, and/or activities planned for specific events. 

Additional documents may be required for the following instances: 

Permit Fees

Fees will be assessed as part of the application review process. Staff will provide fee information to the applicant prior to permit issuance. 

Fee Schedule

Special Event Application

Special Event Ready to Apply

Special Events Calendar*

Special Event Calendar

* To assist you with the planning process, this calendar will show the date, time and locations of approved special events, on both public and private property.

For the privacy of our permit holders, and to abstain from the promotion of non-city sponsored events, the information published to this calendar is limited.