Special Event Permits

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

Before you apply

  • Most local and regional events in public spaces require Special Event Permits. If you're unsure, visit our MyEvents web page as it can help you to determine which actvities require a Special Event Permit or further engagement from The City;
  • Review the information on this page;
  • Review the Special Events Permit Bylaw 3572/2016 (pdf)

Special Event Permit Application

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 Submission Fees

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

Submit completed application forms:

  • 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

For more information, call Inspections & Licensing at 403-342-8190.