MEETINGS CONCLUDED FOR 2014
The Special Events division of the Department of Code Enforcement assists event organizers as they plan for outdoor and/or public events.
Click here to fill out the City of Indianapolis Special Event ApplicationClick here for a list of current and upcoming Special Events
A special event permit is required when holding an organized activity involving the use of, or having an impact on city-owned property or the temporary use of private property:
Closing of a street
Blocking or restriction of public property
Sale of merchandise, food or beverages
Set up of temporary structures (I.e. stage, tent)
Use of private property where anticipated attendance is over 250
Special Event Fees
Click here to learn more about the permit process.
The Department of Code Enforcement (DCE) issues structural permits and limited duration licenses for many temporary tents, canopies and membrane structures.
Tent, Canopy, and Membrane Structure Pilot ProgramTent Notification formTent Permit Application
2014 Circle of Lights - 11.28.20142014 Circle of Lights Information Sheet2014 Circle of Lights Clean Zone Map
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Generally, without the designation of a special event, the activities listed below would be prohibited or severely restricted in some manner. During a special event, however, the Department of Code Enforcement has the ability to permit the following eight (8) types of activity with certain restrictions:
If your event anticipates 250-2,500 participants, the fee is $75.00
If your event anticipates over 2,500 participants, the fee is $268.00.
If an event requires a fire inspection, or fire services, there may be $100 fee added.
Zones 1 and 4
Depending on the event, additional costs to may need to be included in an event budget:
On-site Medical Services