In April 2018, the Ellensburg City Council adopted a new special event permit ordinance, designed to be more efficient, consistent, and comprehensive. The permit regulates events on the public rights-of–way, public property, or events on private property that require additional governmental services such as traffic, police, fire, etc. The special event permit fee is set at a low cost of $25.00 in an attempt ensure non-profit organizations can afford the fee. Events that are expressive in nature, such as marches, rallies or gatherings, are not subject to the fee.
WHEN DO I NEED A SPECIAL EVENTS PERMIT?
Not all events in Ellensburg require a permit. Your event may require a noise waiver or a street closure, which is frequently the case. The criteria to trigger a special event permit is that it is
and it also
then a special events permit is required (see Chapter 6.64 ECC). An applicant wishing to secure a special event permit must
Depending on the type of special event you have planned, there may be additional requirements to fulfill
The special events permit application contains all of the information listed above.
Permit applications are available on the City website. To get answers to questions please contact Brad Case, Parks & Recreation Director, at 509-925-8639, or via email at email@example.com.