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