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Special Events Permits

This page provides sample policies regulating various special events in Washington State, including some private events that may impact traffic, street rights-of-way, and other public property.


Special events, such as fun runs, bikeathons, parades, and street fairs promote tourism, foster economic revitalization of downtowns and neighborhoods and provide cultural activities for residents. Other events such as neighborhood block parties help build community when properly controlled. Cities and counties normally encourage such events within an environment that allows for the excitement and fun anticipated, yet adequately provides for the protection of all participants involved.

Examples of Special Event Regulations

Examples of Special Event Permit Application Forms

Last Modified: April 02, 2021