Special Events Permit

The Special Events Bylaw 14/03 allows the City of Brooks to place rules on each Special Event that is held while outlining the safety and other procedures each group must follow.  

A Special Event Permit is required for any event held in a public place in which members of the general public are permitted, either for a fee of free of charge.  This may include parades, performances, festivals, concerts, or a sports contest.  Private events, such as weddings or birthday parties, do not require a Special Events Permit.

Specific attention is focused on:
  • Traffic Safety - Will there be a street closure?  Will there be activity on the street?  Will traffic be impacted in any way?
  • Parking - Will there be additional parking requirements?  Is there a plan for parking?
  • Structures and Equipment - Will there be temporary structures/tents set up?  Have fire safety requirements been met? Do you require picnic tables, bleachers, tables or chairs?  Do you require extra garbage cans? Do you require road barricades?
  • Bathrooms - Will there be sufficient bathrooms available?  Will portable bathrooms be brought in?
  • Food and Liquor Service - If food or liquor is being served, have the appropriate Provincial authorities been contacted?  Can you demonstrate compliance with Provincial programs?

Obtaining a Permit

To obtain a permit, submit a written application on the prescribed form, accompanied with the required site plans.  There is no fee for a Special Events Permit.

Special Event Permits applications are available at City Hall or by clicking here.

Completed application forms can be dropped off between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at: 
City of Brooks 
201 - 1 Avenue West 
Brooks, Alberta