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Please include the following when submitting your special event permit application. If applicable items are missing your application will be considered incomplete and not processed.

  • Certificate of Liability Insurance must be submitted fifteen (15) days prior to the start date or your event will be denied.
  • The time frame for administrative review and approval of the Application for Special Event Permit is 30 days from date of application. Once the completed permit has been approved by various City departments, the permit will be approved or denied by the Special Events Coordinator.
  • A list of all vendors must be submitted with your application. Please see section 4 of the application for vendor information.
  • If you do not have a local business license, a Temporary Business License ($11 per day) must be obtained from Lake Havasu City prior to your event.
  • Site Plan of event. Please include street closures/barricades, entrances/exists, vendor booth placement, displays, parade forming/disbanding, and/or tents. Tents, canopies or structures over 400 sq. ft., or over 200sq. ft with sidewalls, and air-supported structures require a permit and inspection from the Fire Department. Please see attached Tent Permit Application.
  • The use of fireworks requires a permit from the Fire Department.
  • If you have 501(c)(3) status, please attach your certificate from the IRS.
  • Permit Fee: Please submit a $50, nonrefundable check payable to Lake Havasu City with the signed/dated application.
  • If your event will take place on the water/Bridgewater Channel, please contact the United States Coast Guard at 619-278-7656, for a permit.
  • Please find the attached instructions to obtain a quote for Tenant Use’s Insurance (TULIP) for Lake Havasu City-owned Facilities.
  • All events taking place at SARA Park require a Event Permit Application.


Events my have additional fees such as fire inspections of tents, fireworks, or carnival/rides; material and/or labor from the Street Maintenance, Police, Fire or other departments. If additional fees are incurred, an itemized invoice will be sent to the event. Payment is due before approval being sent.

Events Application Fees
  • Without exception, all events submitting an application are required to pay the non-refundable application fee.
  • All events are charged the same fee for the Events Application.
  • Paymentst may be made by cash, check, or credit card. Checks must be made payable to Lake Havasu City, unless otherwise stated.
  • All fees must be paid prior to the event in order for Lake Havasu City to continue processing your application.

Event Permit Application Fee - $50

Additional Permit/License Fees

Temporary Business License - $11/day

Event Liquor License Application Fee - $33
*This application requires an additional $25 per-day fee payable to the Arizona Department of Liquor License & Control

Carnival Inspection up to 5 hours inspection time - $250
*Additional charge after the first 5 hours

Inspection of tents in excess of 200 sq. ft.; canopies in excess of 400 sq. ft. - $75 ea.

Damage & Clean-up Deposit

At the discretion of the Events Coordinator, a Damage and Clean-up Deposit may be required at the time of application. The amount will be determined by the Events Coordinator in conjunction with all involved departments. If no damage is done to the facilities or public property and clean-up of the event site is complete, the Damage & Clean-up deposit will be returned within thirty (30) days to the applicant.



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