Festivals, performances, road races, parades, charity walks and similar events that use public right-of-ways require a special event permit. In addition, rentals requesting additional amenities such as a bounce houses, petting zoos, game trailers, food vendors (ice cream man, snow cone truck, food truck), amplified music or any event open to the public also require a special event permit.
A special event permit must be approved by the Parks Director and the Recreation Director. A special event fee based on event attendance will apply, as well.
Special event permit requests require a minimum of 30 days notice. For larger events, the request may require up to 180 days notice. The process for most requests is as follows:
Submit a brief inquiry form to our team about your eventPlease use the inquiry form on this page to get started.
Our team emails you the application and agreement
You complete and return the application and agreementComplete and electronically sign the document, returning it to email@example.com.
We begin drafting the permit and begin discussing logistics with Parks staff
We receive required documents from your vendorsThese documents may include a certificate of insurance, health permits, etc.
We send the permit to the Parks Director and the Recreation Director for approval
You pay the special events feePlease refer to the Facility Rental & Special Event Policy (PDF) for detailed information.
You receive the signed permit granting permission for your special event
Special event permit inquiry form
To begin the application process for a special event permit, please complete the form below.
- Facility Rental & Special Event Policy (PDF)
- O'Fallon Police Department Special Event Permit Application (PDF) - If your event is a parade, block party, run or meat shoot, you may require permission from the O'Fallon Police Department, too.