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Click on the link below to access the special event permit application.

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 ($10 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 $40, 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 Special Event Permit Application.