Special Event Permits

A special event is an event that takes place on public property within the city that meets any of the following conditions:
  • Attendance of more than 50 people
  • Alcohol served or sold
  • Amplified Music
  • Jump House or other entertainment attraction


  1. Submit a Special Event Permit Application at least 90 days before the event. Events that submit an application later than 30 days in advance will be required to pay a $500 late application fee. 
  2. Submit Insurance for approval (with the application if possible). Insurance requirements can be found in the resources below. 
  3. Pay Rental Fee (varies depending on facility) and Maintenance Deposit Fee. 
  4. Pay Special Event Permit Fee: $263 (50-499 people); $744 (500+ people).
  5. Provide plans for trash/recycling, portable toilets, security, and event growth plans. 
  6. Sign Rental Contract and Special Event Permit.
Note: Additional permits and licenses may be required.


If you have questions about an occurring event, please call Morgan Hill Police Department's non-emergency number: 408.779.2101.

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