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Special Event Permits

At this time we are not issuing special event permits for events to be held prior to April 30, 2020, out of an abundance of caution related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). If your special event falls after this date we will review your application; however, the City has the right to NOT approve or revoke an approved permit. Should you be applying for a special event after April 30, we ask that you take the time to review the COVID-19 resources the City provided and follow the actions you and your guests can take to protect yourselves from any respiratory infections. For more information or to answer questions, please call 720-898-7435 or email  

Please check out what to consider before applying for special event permitting.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are having a Neighborhood Event or Block Party, please visit the Neighborhood Block Party Permit page. If you are having a Tournament on an Athletic Field, please visit the Tournament On Athletic Field page.

Do You Need a Special Event Permit?

You will need a special event permit if one or more of the following apply:

  • Event is to be held on public property.
  • Event is open to the general public (free or ticketed).
  • Event anticipates more than 100 people attending/participating.

What are the Time and Fee Requirements?

  • Time: Application must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the event but not MORE than 12 months prior to the event.
  • Fee: There is a non-refundable $100 application fee (additional fees may apply).
  • Payment Types: Online with Visa or Mastercard. Some fees may require payment by check.

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Online Application Process

The City of Arvada uses eTRAKiT for the Permit application process.


  eTRAKIT Application



For information on the Special Event permitting process, please contact Community and Economic Development at 720-898-7435 or


Important Disclaimer(s) and Information

  • Security Review Required: The Arvada Police Department reserves the right to specify the need for and number of off-duty police officers or security personnel required to be in attendance at any event.
  • Alternative Application: If you are unable to complete your application electronically, please use the contact information above to request an appointment at City Hall.