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, Permit Application and Emergency Action Plan

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

City of Aurora Special Event Planning Guide

Special Event Permit Application

Special Event Emergency Action Plan

Application Deadlines and Fees

City of Aurora Special Event Permit Applications MUST be submitted at least 75 days prior to any event date. Failure to do so will result in late fees. 

After submitting a Special Event Permit Application, event organizers will receive a $25.00 non-refundable Permit Application fee. Failure to pay invoice before the event will result in the inability to receive the Special Event Permit. 

If applicable, event organizers also receive a 25% deposit fee for any City services needed in order to successfully produce their event. Failure to pay invoice before the event will result in the inability to receive the Special Event Permit.