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Special Event Permit

Venue

Before beginning the event application process, be sure to check with the following departments/agencies to ensure that the event venue you want to use is available.

  • If you would like to hold your event in Fort Collins' Old Town Square, please contact the Downtown Development Authority at: (970) 484-2020. For more information on holding an event in Old Town Square, please visit: http://www.downtownfortcollins.org/venues.html.
  • If you would like to hold your event in a City of Fort Collins park or trail please call the Parks Front Office at: (970) 221-6660 to obtain a reservation.
  • For use of any other City of Fort Collins site or facility, please contact the Special Event Coordinator at: (970) 416-2303 or specialeventcoord@fcgov.com.

Click here to view Special Event Permit information and requirements.

For assistance in completing the Special Event Permit application, please refer to the Event Guide.

Planning a Special Event?

Fort Collins is a vibrant and active community, as well as one of the most exciting places to live in the country! Our residents enjoy outdoor events, festivals, and concerts all year long in our beautiful parks, neighborhood streets, and in our thriving downtown. Special events provide more than fun, they create opportunities for our community to connect, to celebrate our diverse heritage, and to express our creative energy.

The Special Event staff is here to help guide event producers through the permitting requirements and regulations to be considered when planning a special event in Fort Collins. We act as a liaison to the various City departments involved in making sure all events are held safely and responsibly. We also serve as a resource for the community, providing information about the many festivals, outdoor concerts, runs, walks, and parades held in the City each year.

Please note that event organizers along with their employees, officials, volunteers, participants, and invitees must comply with all policies, laws, bylaws, and regulations of all lawful authorities, as well as the Terms and Conditions. The City of Fort Collins reserves the right to deny events that are deemed to be unsafe, unsuitable, or that do not abide by City guidelines, policies, or bylaws. If you have any questions regarding site availability or the suitability of your event, please contact the Special Event Office at (970) 416-2303 or at specialeventcoord@fcgov.com.

To apply for a Special Event Permit, you will need to have an account with us. If you don't have an account, please create an account here.

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30pm

Address
City of Fort Collins
P.O. Box 580
Fort Collins, CO 80522

Contact
Special Event Coordinator
specialeventcoord@fcgov.com
Phone 970-416-2303