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Special Events Application
When is a Special Events Permit Needed?
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you do not need to apply for a Special Events Permit:
  • Will the event take place on private property?
  • Will the event take place on property which is under the control or jurisdiction of the federal government or any agency or instrumentality thereof?
  • Will the event take place on property which is under the control or jurisdiction of the state of Alabama or any agency instrumentality thereof, unless the state has specifically authorized the City to control the use of such property for such events?
  • Will the event take place on property which is under the control or jurisdiction of municipal boards or agencies, including but not limited to the City of Madison Board of Education?
  • Is the event a sporting event that is to take place on property dedicated or set aside for the purpose of such events, including but not limited to Palmer and Dublin Parks?
  • Is the event a funeral procession?

Otherwise, no person shall engage in, participate in, aid, form, or start any special event, unless a special event permit has been obtained from the Chief of the Madison Police Department.

Special Events Applications
Anyone seeking a special event permit must complete and file a Special Events Application. An Application may be picked up any time during regular business hours from the Madison Police Department.

Applications may be filed anytime during regular business hours with the Madison Police Department beginning 12 months prior to the date of the event, but no later than 45 calendar days preceding the date of the proposed event. All applications will be stamped with the date and time of receipt in order to ensure applicants are treated on a first come, first served basis.

More Information
For more details and information, please review the Special Events Ordinance.


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