Special Event Permits

You’ll need a special event permit if you plan on hosting an event on City property.

Please refer to Special Event Permit Bylaw No. 3572/2016

Application Deadlines

Depending on the type of event you’re hosting, you’ll need to apply for a permit between two to four months before the event.

Type of EventApplication Deadline
Events held on major roadways 4 months prior to the event
Events that require special approvals 4 months prior to the event
Events held on all other roadways 3 months prior to the event
Events held on all other City property 2 months prior to the event

Application Process

To apply for a special event permit, submit and send in a Special Event Permit Application Form (pdf) .

Apply:

  • By Email: specialeventpermits@reddeer.ca
  • In Person: Inspections & Licensing, 4914 - 48 Avenue
  • By Mail: The City of Red Deer
    P.O. Box 5008
    Red Deer, AB T4N 3T4

Application Submission Fees

Type of EventFee
Events held on all other City property $25
Events held on any roadway, lane or alley $100

For more information, call Inspections & Licensing at 403-342-8190 or visit us on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

News & Notices

Road closures/transit disruptions...

July 15, 2019

The Westerner Days Fair & Exposition parade will take place in downtown Red Deer on Wednesday, July 17 resulting in multiple road closures and traffic detours, along with transit disruptions.

Downtown tree pruning

July 11, 2019

Parks aerial lift trucks (bucket trucks) will be pruning city owned trees in the downtown area between 48 and 52 Street and 47 and 51 Avenue.