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Special Events Permits
Overview

The Office of the City Manager Special Events permitting process regulates special events in or upon a street, alley, public park, public buildings and/or sidewalks in the interest of public health, safety and welfare. These events may include—but are not limited to—fundraisers, walk/runs, parades, block-parties, rallies, outdoor markets, street-closures, entertainment, and sound-amplification.  Permits are also needed when the sale or exchange of alcohol for goods or services is expected. 

The obligation of complying with special event requirements is placed solely upon the permittee. No provision is intended to impose any duty upon the city, or any of its officers, employees or agents. The full ordinance on non-alcohol SEP's can be found HERE.

3 Types of Alcohol Permits:

Open Container Permits ($25)

Consuming alcohol on City Property, attendees are NOT paying 
for the alcohol.  If the location is a city park, contact the Parks 
and Recreation Department to rent the facility and obtain the permit. 

Malt Beverage Permits ($75)
Consuming malt beverages only on private or public property, 
attendees are paying for the alcohol now or there is an expectation 
of financial gain the the future by providing the "free" alcohol. 
Can be obtained by a citizen or organization.

Alcohol Catering Permits ($75)
  Consuming alcohol (beer, wine, spirits) on private or public property,  attendees are paying for the alcohol now or there is an expectation  of financial gain the the future by providing the "free" alcohol.  Can ONLY be obtained by a Retail or Resort Alcohol License Holder.

Filing Period Requirements

An application for a special event permit shall be filed in full with the city manager not less than 14 days before the date on which the event is to be held (Municipal Code 12.60.010-130). A late fee for applications received after 14 days before the date on which the event is to be held, which is deemed to have a good cause, will be accessed a $50 late fee. (This fee does not guarantee approval of the application).
Questions about non-alcohol related events...contact the office of the City Manager at 307-721-5226 or email
Questions about alcohol related events...contact the office of the City Clerk at 307-721-5220 or email .

Application Resources

Review and complete all documents prior to applying for a Special Event Permit. The application process is online. Partial applications do not comply with the fourteen-day filing period, and will be considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the City.  As of July 1, 2017, there is a late fee of $50 for every Malt Beverage, Alcohol Catering or Open Container Permit received less than 14 days before the event.  The application must be COMPLETE 14 days before the event to avoid the late fee. 

Complete the application online with a map of the location; marked with the applicable information: location of the bar(s), the area that alcohol will be allowed, and location of "No Alcohol Allowed Beyond this Point" signs, barricades, trash receptacles, booths, street closures, etc. 

Application for Special Event Permit, Alcohol Catering, Malt Beverage and Open Container Permits
Indemnification Agreement
Special Event Insurance Clause
Relevant Noise Permit Clauses

Signs for Exits

No Alcohol Beyond This Point 

Don't Drink and Drive 
No Serving to Minors 
Open Containers Prohibited Beyond This Point



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