Special Event Permit

*Do I need a Special Event Permit?
A Special Event Permit is needed when:
  1. An organized activity on private property requires a 1) temporary ABC license; 2) tent permit; 3) canopy permit; 4) stage permit; 5) uses vendors in the event; or 6) falls outside the generally intended use of the property (e.g. walking on the street, carnival in a parking lot, food truck event at a school, etc.)
  2. An organized activity involves the use of, or having impact on, public property, public facilities, sidewalks, medians, or street areas.
If you plan to hold your event in a City park, please contact Damon Sparacino at (510) 790-5546 in the City of Fremont’s Community Services Department.

*What types of Special Event Permits are there?
5 classes of permits:
  • Class I - Neighborhood Block Party
  • Class I (2 consecutive days or less, fewer than 500 people, no City services)
  • Class II (2 consecutive days or less, fewer than 500 people, City services required)
  • Class III (2 consecutive days or less, 500 people or more, no City services)
  • Class IV (2 consecutive days or less, 500 people or more, City services required)
  • Class V (2 non-consecutive days or more and/or more than 1 time in a calendar year; series)
When is the Special Event Permit application due?
  • Events that require either a 1) temporary ABC license; 2) a tent permit; 3) a streetlight banner permit; or 4) anticipates attendance of fewer than 500 people, must submit a completed permit application no later than 30 calendar days before the actual event date. Examples of these events include: Little League™ parades, crab feeds, block parties, and/or events with fewer than 500 people.
  • Events that require either 1) road or sidewalk closure(s); 2) anticipated attendance of 500 people or more; or 3) is a recurring event, must submit a completed permit application no later than 90 calendar days before the actual event date. Examples of these events include: Parades, street festivals/fairs, food truck event and/or events with more than 500 people.
  • Late fees are $5-$10/busines day. Please see due date chart in order to avoid late fees.
*It is suggested that all new events, regardless of the impact, be submitted an additional 30-60 days prior to the event application deadline.

*How much does it cost to submit a Special Event Permit application?
Please see the section on "Fees".

*Who can I call for additional information
For more information, contact Teresa Garcia at (510) 494-4561 or Maya Williams at 510-790-6967.

Disclaimer
This permit information can change at any time. Please contact the Development Services Center for the most current information.