Do I need a Special Events Permit or a Park Permit?

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A Special Events Permit is required for:

An event planned to be held in a park or other public place that meets all three of the following criteria:

Is reasonably expected to cause or result in more than fifty people gathering in a park or other public place; and reasonably expected to have a substantial impact on the park or other public place; and requires the provision of substantial public services; OR

An event planned to be held on private property that meets all three of the following criteria:

Is reasonably expected to cause or result in more than five hundred (500) people gathering in a park or other public place; and Is reasonably expected to have a substantial impact on the park or other public place; and Is reasonably expected to require the provision of substantial public services; OR

Any other planned event in a park or other public place if the event organizer requests the City to provide any public services in addition to those that would normally be provided by the City in the absence of the event. (See SMC 15.52.005.A) A Park Permit is required to reserve a building, room, playing field, facility, stage or performing arts area or any other area in a park, to set up a sound amplification system, or to lay cables or wires in a park. . (See SMC 18.12.042). Normally, the Park Permit involves only Park services and does not involve Permits from other City Departments. See How to Apply for a Parks Use Permit” under the Permit Applications Section.

http://www.seattle.gov/special-events-office/faqs

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