Special Events Permits

If you plan to hold any activity, ceremony, exhibition, show, concert, pageant, rally, demonstration or assembly other than the normal day-to-day or seasonal operations of concerns licensed or established within the city, you may be required to obtain a Special Event Permit.

Any person seeking the issuance of a Special Event Permit shall file an Special Event Application (PDF) with the Building Division. An application shall be filed not more than 180 days before and not less than 30 days before the date and time the proposed special event is to take place. Special events that require public road closings must be approved by the City Commission.

Exemptions
The Special Event Permit does not apply to the following:
  • Funeral processions
  • Lawful picketing shall be conducted off the street or roadway and not in a manner as to obstruct vehicular or pedestrian traffic. Any lawful picketing which crosses, traverses or is otherwise conducted in or upon any street or roadway shall not be exempted from the permit requirement
  • Activities of a governmental agency
  • Any bona fide athletic event or contest, which is scheduled and sponsored by any bona fide elementary or secondary school situated within the city or by the City of Ocoee Recreation Department so long as during such special event no fireworks shall be used, exploded or displayed