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Welcome to the City Manager's Special Event Permit Homepage
Thank you for your interest in scheduling your event in the City of Santa Cruz! Santa Cruz is known for its incredible weather and beautiful beach setting and is the perfect location for your event.
PUBLIC MAJOR SPECIAL EVENTS - new forms
A NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK PARTY - new forms
Although by invitation only, does involve a street closure in order to set-up tables/chairs/canopies for neighbors to mingle.
PUBLIC GATHERING & EXPRESSION (Formerly Non-Commercial ) - new form
FILMING for commercial purposes - new forms
Filming on public property in the City of Santa Cruz requires a permit. This application is solely for the use of public property within the City’s jurisdiction. If private property is utilized, arrangements must be made with the property owner. The Film Permit page will provide additional information and the necessary forms.
Private special events such as weddings, private picnics or park rentals are handled through the Parks and Recreation Department.
Please contact us to start the permitting process:
Kathy Agnone, Coordinator
Special Event Permit Office
City of Santa Cruz
809 Center Street, Room 10
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Special Event Permit Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1 - 5 pm.
Fridays - by Appointment