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SPECIAL EVENT ALERT

Due to upcoming construction on Michigan Street and New York Street between White River Pkwy and West Street, you may need to pursue a different event location between May 2015 and July 2017. 
Military Park will not be affected by this construction. 
If you have already applied for a special event that will be affected by this construction you may need to seek an alternative route or event venue. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at SpecialEvents@indy.gov
Please see map and schedule below. 
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New York Street (highlighted in orange) – May 2015 through June 2016
Michigan Street (highlighted in purple) – June 2016 through July 2017
 

Special Events Permits

The Special Events division of the Department of Code Enforcement assists event organizers as they plan for outdoor and/or public events.

We have upgraded our system and have a new application.  Please click here for the User Guide for instructions on using the new system. 

Click here to fill out the NEW Special Event Application

Click here to view events happening this week

Click here for 2015 Walk/Run Routes 

When a Special Event Permit is Required

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.

Click here to view Chapter 986 of Revised Code (Special Events)

Other Permits that may be Required

Tents and Temporary Structures

The Department of Code Enforcement (DCE) issues structural permits and limited duration licenses for many temporary tents, canopies and membrane structures.

Upcoming Civic Sponsored Events

2015 SPARK Monument Circle

 

2015 Circle City Classic

 

Special Event Permit Fees

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.

Meters

Zones 1 and 4

  • Cost is $23 per meter per day
  • Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, 7am - 9pm

Zone 2

  • Cost is $18 per meter per day
  • Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday, 7am - 9pm

Zone 3

  • Cost is $18 per day
  • Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 7am - 6pm.

Depending on the event, additional costs to may need to be included in an event budget:

  • Police Officers/Security
  • Port-o-Lets
  • Trash Removal
  • On-site Medical Services