Permits & Applications

General Policy Statement


Special events, of all kinds, can contribute many social, cultural and financial benefits to a community. In recognition of these benefits, it is the policy of the City of Aurora to encourage events which:
  • Add to the quality of life for our residents
  • Present a positive image for the City
  • Promote tourism and attract visitors
  • Revitalize downtown and neighborhoods
  • Showcase local talent
  • Target cross-cultural communication
The City of Aurora has established policies and procedures that will allow for the advanced planning and management of personnel, financial resources, and public properties under its control. These policies and procedures will provide a system, common information and basic ground rules, which allow the City and Special Event Sponsors to achieve their mutual goals.

Special Event Planning Guide 

Please take a moment to review the Special Event Planning Guide before submitting your Special Event Inquiry Form or Permit Application. 

City of Aurora Special Event Planning Guide

Special Event Permit Application 

Special Event Permit Application

Special Event Emergency Action Plan

Special Event Emergency Action Plan

Event Inquiry Form

The City of Aurora suggest that all first-time event organizers complete our Event Inquiry Form. By completing this form, the event organizer will give the City's Special Events Division an idea of what that type of event is being proposed. 

Event Inquiry Form

Application Deadlines

City of Aurora Special Event Permit Applications MUST be submitted at least 90 days prior to any event date. Failure to do so may result in late fees.