A special event permit application is required for events hosted in all Chicago parks. 
Applications are only available online through the following two-step process. 
Note: The $35 event permit application fee is non-refundable.

New for 2020
A new pricing structure is in effect for 2020 special event permits. View the 2020 fee schedule.

2020 EVENTS 

Step 1 - Pay the 2020 Event Permit App Fee

Step 2 - COMPLETE & SUBMIT the 2020 Special Event Permit Application

Note:  The 2020 App Fee will be available for purchase starting November 1, 2019 at 9 am.  To save some time, you can click on the app fee button above to add it to your wishlist prior to Novemmber 1.  The application (step 2 above) can be started before November 1, but it can't be completed and submitted until the app fee is purchased.

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2019 EVENTS 

Step 1 - Pay the 2019 Event Permit App Fee

Step 2 - COMPLETE & SUBMIT the 2019 Special Event Permit Application



  • The Permit App Fee must be purchased (Step 1 above) first before completing and submitting an application.  When completing the application, you will be asked to include your Permit App Fee receipt number, from Step 1. 
  • Site plans are required for all events, a route map with step-off times is required for all runs/walks.  Applications won’t be assessed until a site plan and route map (if needed) are sent. 

Application form is best viewed in Chrome or Internet Explorer browsers.

View our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about this process.
For any other questions, please call us at (312) 763-6710.