Special Event Permits

Certain events, whether public or private, require a permit. Staff can assist in determining if an event requires a permit, and can help guide an applicant through the process if a permit is needed.
 
  1. What is a special event?

What is a Special Event?

Puyallup Municipal Code 5.34 identifies a special event as any event in which people assemble that:

Makes special use of city streets, alleys, sidewalks, parks, parking lots, grounds, facilities, or other city property; Significantly impacts the health, safety, or welfare of the public; Obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic or has significant noise or visual impacts. Significantly impacts the quiet use and enjoyment of real property or Makes use of city services or resources.

Examples of special events include, but are not limited to parades, marches, fun runs, art/street fairs, races, car shows, protests, demonstrations, fundraising walks, sporting events, block parties, etc.

If an event will allow people to gather and engage in an activity on a city street, sidewalk, alley, or city right-of-way or other public property, which may obstruct or interfere with the normal flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic, the event will require a permit. Some events and activities on private property may also require a special event permit if they impact the health, safety, or welfare of the public. If you are unsure whether an event you are planning requires a permit, please contact the City Clerk's office.


  1. Process
  1. FEes & insurance requirements