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Temporary Mass Gatherings

General Information

Do you need to get a permit to hold a fair, demonstration, parade, fun run or concert? By reviewing the following information you will be able to determine if you need a Temporary Mass Gathering Permit.

    A temporary mass gathering means an outdoor assembly of persons with an actual or reasonably anticipated daily attendance of not fewer than 500 persons that operates or may reasonably be expected to operate not less than 20 hours a day for more than 3 days and takes place at a location that lacks permanent facilities specifically intended for the type of assembly involved.

      If your gathering has food service, you must obtain a Temporary Food Service Permit. Gatherings held indoors or in outdoor facilities designed for large gatherings (such as stadiums) are generally not required to get a Mass Gathering Permit.

        • Please submit temporary mass gathering applications a minimum of 30 days before the start of the event.

        The health authority may require an applicant to provide any additional information that the health authority determines is reasonably necessary to protect the public health.

          Please see our "Permit" tab for more information.