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

Process


  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 of $500. The Maintenance Deposit fee is refundable, following an inspection of the site after the event. The full amount will be refunded if there is no need for City maintenance services or repairs as a direct result of the event.  
  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. Provide a hard copy notification to the surrounding impacted area and a copy to be included in the permit documentation.
  7. Sign Rental Contract and Special Event Permit.
Note: Additional permits and licenses may be required.

Resources




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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