Special Event Permits

Anyone planning to conduct a special event within the City of Sierra Vista must obtain a permit. The permit will be issued once all conditions are met, and advertising should not take place until a permit is issued. The following packets contain information on requirements for each type of event, fees involved, timelines, checklists, and the application. There are two types of special event permits:

Community Event

A Community Event means any planned event that takes place outside on public property including parks, streets, and/or sidewalks that is open to the general public, appeals to a broad representation of ages and interests, and offers a cultural, artistic, educational, or entertainment experience. It may also be an event that combines more than one category of event, such as a race and exhibition in a park.

Organized Competitive Event

An Organized Competitive Event means any planned event that takes place on public property including parks, streets, and/or sidewalks that is open to the general public, appeals to a broad representation of ages and interests, and offers a competitive athletic tournament or event consisting of physical fitness, exertion, or participation for the purposes of a prize, education, or entertainment experience. If the event combines more than one category of event, such as a race and exhibition in a park please complete the Community Event Permit application instead.

If you have questions, please contact us at EventPermit@nullSierraVistaAZ.gov or call us at 458-7922.