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If you are unsure if your event qualifies as a special event, or need assistance in identifying the appropriate category for your event, please contact the City Clerk's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-257-8610.
If you are interested in hosting a Special Event in Everett, please contact Julio Cortes, Marketing and Event Promotion, 425-257-7110, to set up a pre-application meeting.
A Special Event Permit is a non-construction related full closure of any portion of a right of way. A right of way permit, or street use permit, is issued directly from Traffic Engineering, and is typically for a partial closure of a right of way, street, parking lane or sidewalk for a short-term basis, and typically for a construction project. If you have any questions about which permit to obtain, you may contact Traffic Engineering for more information and they can assist you.
Applicants may request a pre-application meeting with city departments to discuss matters related to a possible special event with a particular focus on matters necessary for the submittal of complete application. The city may require such a meeting after determining an application is incomplete. By way of example only, such discussions may include traffic control, traffic barriers, security, first aid, clean up, special event dates, and special event routes. Staff Contacts are available online.
Except for shorter time frames that are authorized for expressive activity special events and spontaneous special events, a completed application for a special event permit must be filed with the City Clerk’s Office pursuant to the following schedule:
The base permit fee schedule effective through December 31, 2018, is:
Late filing fees may apply if application is submitted after the required time frame.
Permit fees may be paid after an application is submitted. All permit fees must be paid prior to or upon the issuance of the special event permit, but in no case later than 10 business days prior to the date of the special event.
Except for expressive special events and spontaneous special events, the City Clerk’s office will take final action upon a completed application that has been approved by affected city departments upon submission of required insurance documents (if applicable), and all fees have been paid in full. The following schedule applies:
Fees charged from the fee schedule are refundable if the special event is cancelled after the permit is issued and written notice is received by the City Clerk’s Office 15 days prior to the date of the event.
The City’s Risk Manager will inform you of if insurance is required for your event. You will be informed of any specific or additional insurance requirements for your event. Additional information can be obtained by contacting your insurance provider or the City's Risk Manager, Chris Muth- Schulz, 425-257-8702.