WHAT IS A NEIGHBORHOOD SPECIAL EVENT?
The term “neighborhood special event” means the temporary outdoor use of private property in a district zoned residential, which
A. Is likely to or does in fact generate crowds of participants or visitors sufficient in size to obstruct, delay or interfere with the safe and orderly movement of pedestrian or vehicular traffic; and
B. Is likely to or does in fact create a condition in which the Police Department is required to protect the public health and welfare by modifying the normal flow of traffic and parking or by diverting police officers to the vicinity of the event in order to regulate and enforce traffic, pedestrian safety and parking and to insure that fire and police protection and ambulance service to the areas near such neighborhood special event are not unduly interfered with or prevented.
Events which do not, in the aggregate, occur on more than 5 total days in any calendar month shall not require a neighborhood special event permit.
If you are considering having a neighborhood special event for 5 or more days in a calendar month, a permit must be obtained from the City. For more information on permit regulations, download and review the Neighborhood Special Event Permit Regulations.
Neighborhood Special Event Permits must be submitted for approval to the Chief of Police a minimum of two weeks prior to the commencement date of the neighborhood special event. The Chief of Police shall respond within one week of receipt of request.
Download the Special Event Permit Flyer for more information.