Community Events Permit

The Town of Erie is proud to offer a diverse range of events for the community to enjoy throughout the year. We are committed to bringing people together for fun and entertainment, and we appreciate your interest in contributing to our efforts. To do so, all commercial activities and special events (e.g., bike races, running races, carnivals, parades, etc.) conducted within the Town of Erie are required to obtain a permit and/or license from the Town prior to commencing such activities. These events and activities are prohibited without a valid permit.

NOTE: This requirement does not apply to activities conducted solely on private property except that such activities will be conducted in compliance with all applicable ordinances and regulations

Vendor Requirements

A Mobile Vending Permit is required for any person wanting to operate as a mobile vendor in the Town of Erie. This requirement encompasses vending on private property, public spaces, and during special events. To obtain this permit, vendors must complete the application and submit the following documents: Sales Tax License, Certificate of Liability Insurance, and applicable Food Licenses.

It is the responsibility of the event coordinator to obtain this permit from vendors to ensure compliance. Visit Mobile Vending Permit for additional information and to direct your vendors to the application.

NOTE: All vendors are required to be zero waste according to the Town’s policy.

Special Event Permit Application

Complete and submit the Special Eventworkflow Opens in new window Application a minimum 90 days prior to your proposed event date. This application is fillable and interactive. The information you provide will be saved using your IP address for up to 360 days. It is advisable to create a profile and account to re-create forms if you submit on a yearly basis.

  1. This form is designed to cover a wide variety of special events. Some sections may not apply to your event.
  2. Maps and other attachments should be attached as .JPG, .PNG, Word, or Excel format.
  3. Special Event Application


  • New Event Processing Fee: $200 (NOTE: Only due upon final approval)
  • Permit Fee: $50
  • Park Shelter/Athletic Field Rental Fees: These fees vary by amenity. If you requested use of one of these amenities, your contract for use will be sent separately for signature and payment.

Required Documentation

When completing a Special Event Application, the following may be required upon submission for approval. Failure to submit required documentation may result in rejection of your application. 

  • Commercial General Liability Insurance
  • Detailed Site Map
  • Event Notification to Residents/Businesses
  • Traffic Control Plan
  • Vendor List
  • Zero Waste Management Plan

Vendor Requirements

See below for documents required for vendors wanting to participate in a Town of Erie Special Event. It is responsibility of the event coordinator to obtain all appropriate documents. NOTE: All vendors are required to be zero waste according to the Town's policy.

  • Non-food Vendors
    • CO Sales Tax License
    • Certificate of Liability Insurance
  • Food Trucks (Mobile Units)
    • CO Sales Tax License
    • Certificate of Liability Insurance
    • CO Mobile Retail Food License (licenses from any county in Colorado are valid)
  • Food Vendors (Temporary Food Establishments)
    • CO Sales Tax License
    • Certificate of Liability Insurance
    • Temporary Event Retail Food Establishment License (licenses must reside in the county the event is taking place)