Special Event Permit

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Permit applications must be received no later than 120 days prior to the start of the event. Application requests are accepted up to 12 months in advance of the first day of your event.

The City of Snohomish requires a special event permit for any event which occurs upon public or private property that will affect the standard and ordinary use of public streets, rights-of-way, or sidewalks, and/or which requires extraordinary levels of City services.  

City Council approval may be required for special events that impact City right-of-way AND:

  1. reoccur in one calendar year
  2. occur over more than three consecutive days 
  3. OR are expected to draw more than 1,000 participants to within the City limits.

This includes but is not limited to fairs, festivals, carnivals, sporting events, foot runs, bike-a-thons, markets, parades, exhibitions, auctions, dances, and motion picture filming. (Snohomish Municipal Code 5.10).

No person or organization may conduct a special event without an approved Special Event Permit (see Special Event Permit Application Request form below) from the City of Snohomish. 

City of Snohomish Special Event Permit Application Request Form

  1. New or renewal permit?*
  2. Is this an event involving political or religious activity intended primarily for the communication or expression of ideas and/or protected by the First or Fourteenth Amendments to the US Constitution?*
  3. Permit applications must be recieved no later than 120 days prior to the start of the event. Application requests are accepted up to 12 months in advance of the first day of your event.
  4. Is this a recurring event?*
  5. A Special Events Permit Application will be sent to the e-mail address listed above in PDF format. If you choose to recieve the file to an additional e-mail address, please indicate below:
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  7. This field is not part of the form submission.