Prevention / Inspections

Special Events

COVID-19 Requrements for Special Events

Effective January 1, 2020 operational permits are required for special events

A special event permit is NOT required for

  • Use of an event center or assembly occupancy for the intended use;
  • Sporting events in stadiums or other venues that are designed for such events; OR
  • Parades, Fun Runs, Bike Rides/Races; Trail Rides; Marathons unless another activity that requires a permit is part of the event.

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When is a special event inspection required?

Any organized, temporary event with an estimated number of participants and spectators of 100 or more people set up outdoors in a parking lot, side of the roadway, or open land AND involves any of the following activities:

  • Preparation, sale, or service of food or beverages;
  • Display or sale of merchandise;
  • Sporting event or tournament;
  • Exhibit or tradeshow;
  • Erection of a single tent, or aggregate area of multiple tents, 400 square feet or larger; or
  • Construction of a stage, grand stand, bleacher, or other temporary structure for public use.

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