You can view a printer friendly version of the Special Event Application Form here.
A Special Event Permit is required for all events in unincorporated Pitkin County. In general, any organized activity involving the use of, or having impact upon, public property, public facilities, parks, sidewalks, roads or the temporary use of private property in a manner that varies from its current land use, requires a permit. Events that wish to make use of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails require a separate permit. Please click here to access the Open Space and Trails application.
The permit process for a Special Event Permit begins with the applicant completing the online application and submitting it. Fees will be required shortly after submission and will vary depending on the event.
Start your application here for:
NOTE: If your event will occur within multiple jurisdictions identify the jurisdiction where the majority of event impact will occur as the primary location.
After review of your application by staff and applicable referral agencies, you will be notified if your event qualifies for a permit and whether it requires other permits, additional information, and/or a meeting with the Special Event Committee. Fees and damage and/or security deposits will be determined at this time. The Special Event Committee is made up of agencies involved in the permitting process or whose resources may be impacted by the event.
The framework and guidance for the issuance of Special Event Permits is provided in:
It is our goal to assist event organizers in planning safe and fun events that have a minimal negative impact on the community and public resources.
NOTE: This application works best with a PC and Internet Explorer. If using a MAC, you will want to use the FireFox Browser. It can be downloaded at: Mozilla Firefox.