Special Events Permit

The Town of Erie takes pride in hosting a wide-variety of events to offer to the community throughout the year. We strive to connect people to fun and are thrilled you want to do the same. 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

Special Event Permit Application

New Event - Complete the Special Event Letter of Interest for conditional approval. If approved, staff may direct you to complete the packet in its entirety.

Existing Event - Complete and submit the Special Event Application a minimum 60 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.

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

Required Documentation

When completing a Special Event Application, the following may be required prior to submitting the application 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

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)