Salt Lake City

Event Permits

eventpermits@slcgov.com | 801-535-6121

Special Event Permit Frequently Asked Questions

When do I need a permit?

Whenever you or your organization would like to hold any kind of activity (event, demonstration, film/photo, or block party) on Salt Lake City public property, you should fill out an application and submit it to our office. We only permit activities held on Salt Lake City public property (parks, roads, sidewalks, plazas, etc.). A permit is not required through our office for activities taking place only on private property. For more information or answers about the property you would like to request, please contact us.

Contact: eventpermits@slcgov.com or 801-535-6121

What is the timeline to apply for a permit?

Each permit application has it’s own timeline.


Special Event Permit Application: 

  • The EARLIEST a special event permit application can be submitted is 364 days prior to the requested start date.
  • The LATEST a special event permit application can be submitted is NO later than 30 DAYS prior to the requested start date.
  • For larger or first time events, we recommend applying 3-6 months in advance.

Demonstration Permit Application:

  • The EARLIEST a demonstration permit application can be submitted is 364 days prior to the requested start date.
  • The LATEST a demonstration permit application can be submitted is NO later than 30 DAYS prior to the requested start date.
  • Any spontaneous demonstrations responding to a current event, please contact the Event Permit office for more information (EventPermits@slcgov.com 801-535-6121).

Film Permit Application: 

  • Must be submitted no later than 4 business days prior to the start of filming.
  • A film permit application can have up to 3 locations per application.
  • If you have a total cast and crew of 4 or less, please contact the Event Permitting office for more information ( EventPermits@slcgov.com 801-535-6121).

Block Party Permit Application:

  • All Block Party permit requests should be submitted no later than 14 days prior to the requested day.

Noise Waiver Requests:

How much does a permit application cost?

Special Event Permit and Film Permit: $121.00 application fee*

Demonstration Permit Application: $6.00 application fee*

Block Party: Free to apply*

*additional fees or costs may be assessed during the permitting process based on each individual application. 

please contact the Event Permitting office for more information (EventPermits@slcgov.com 801-535-6121).

I want to host an activity or film on private property, do I need a permit?

In Salt Lake City, you do not need a permit through this office to host an activity or film only using private property, with the approval of the property owner. Depending on the scale and scope of your activity, other permits may be required. Please contact the Event Permitting office for more information (EventPermits@slcgov.com 801-535-6121).

Where do I obtain local consent from SLC to sell alcohol on private property?

Single Event Application Packet

Email a completed Single Event Application to business.license@slcgov.com . The applications need to be submitted no later than 18 business days before the event.

If you have any questions on what license/permit you need to obtain, please contact the Event Permitting office for more information (EventPermits@slcgov.com 801-535-6121).

New Special Event Permitting Process

We are thrilled to announce that Salt Lake City has partnered with OpenCounter to implement a digital special event permit solution! Our new special event permit application portal is now live as of September 15, 2021.  This new portal will dramatically streamline the special event permit application process, providing a single point of entry for our different special event permit types. This new system will provide a centralized location to determine what applications are required, and allow you to apply for and review application status in one place. Check out the video below for more details!

2022 Juneteenth Events

Celebrate Juneteenth this year!

Review and participate in the growing line-up of events across the state of Utah commemorating freedom and unity!

View the full event list by visiting, https://multicultural.utah.gov/juneteenth

 

Special Event Permit Staff

Special Event Permittting

The Special Event Permit office is open 9-5 M-F, BY PHONE OR EMAIL ONLY. If you would like to schedule a video meeting or meet in person, please email eventpermits@slcgov.com.