Special Events

Special events within the City of Brevard's regulatory jurisdiction require permitting by the City Planning Department. A "special event" is any activity or public event that requires the temporary closing of, or that substantially hinders or prevents the normal flow of vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic of any City-owned property, street, or other public right-of-way. 

Permitting is done to protect the safety and welfare of the participants of the event, as well as the rest of the City, by ensuring coordination of various local agencies, such as City Police and Fire and NCDOT.

If you are planning an event in the City of Brevard, it is best to call the Planning Department (828-885-5630) to see if your event is substantial enough for permitting. You will need to submit an application form (available to download to the right) that describes the event, including the date, time, location and site map, estimated attendance, and a brief narrative of events. Be sure to include if you intend to serve food and/or alcohol, or plan on having animals. Proof of liability insurance, with the City of Brevard named as a Certificate Holder, in the amount of $2,000,000 aggregate is also required if the event is to be held on City property or public streets.

Applications are required 45 days prior to the event.

Type of Event Application Fee Additional Fees
Special event on public property $200

$500 reimbursable bond may be required

Special event on private property $0 None
Public Street/Sidewalk/Parking Space Closure $50 None
All other temporary special uses $50 None

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