Special Events Permits

A Special Event includes any event which is to be conducted on public property or on a public right-of-way; and, also, any event held on private property which would have a direct significant impact on traffic congestion; or traffic flow to and from the event over public streets or rights-of-way; or which would significantly impact the need for city-provided emergency services such as police, fire, or medical aid. 

Types of Special Events

  • Festivals & Outdoor Events
  • Food Service/Beer & Wine Gardens
  • Walks, Runs, and Bike Rides
  • Group Picnics
  • Photography, Videography, and Filming
  • Concerts & Performances
  • Parades
  • Block Parties
  • Skateboard & Sports Events
  • Community sponsored activities
  • Art and Craft Fairs

What to Expect Following the Submission of Your Application

  • You'll receive an email confirmation of your submitted application. 
  • The City will review your application and forms for completeness. 
  • Staff will review your event plan for health, safety and welfare needs of the community. Staff may request additional information or clarification, as needed. 
  • Applicant will receive a condition letter outlining the requirements of the event and associated permit fees. 
  • Once the applicant has signed and agreed to the terms of the condition letter and payment is received, the permit will be issued.  

Special Event Application

Documents Needed for Submitting Your Application

  • Non-Profit certificate, if applicable.
  • Liquor license, if applicable. 
  • Special Occasion Liquor License for non-profits, if applicable.
  • Detailed map including emergency exits, restrooms (including ADA), fencing, trash cans, vendors and etc. 
  • Any food permits. 
  • Liability insurance
    • A certificate of commercial liability insurance is required of all Special Events that are open to a minimum of $1,000,000 for bodily injury/property damage and must name the City of Battle Ground as an additional insured.
Link to City Calendar

Special Events Calendar

To ensure privacy for all applicants, the calendar only shows the event location, time and permit number.