Due to COVID-19, the city is not accepting any special event permit applications at this time. Please contact the Licensing Division with questions.
The purpose of a Special Event permit application is to promote the health, safety and welfare of all residents and visitors of the city by ensuring that special events do not create disturbances; become nuisances or threaten life, health and property; disrupt traffic; or threaten or damage private or public property. Event Permit Applications need to be submitted at least 30 days prior to the proposed date of your event.
Anyone wishing to hold a special event in Oakdale must first obtain a City-issued permit. To do so, please submit:
Payment to the City of Oakdale - The City offers a quick and easy way to pay your license online. You may also pay by mail or in person with a check or cash.
After a completed Special Event application is received, it will undergo a review process with one or more of the following departments: Licensing Division, Police, Fire, Public Works, and Recreation. If there is a need for council review and approval, city staff will notify applicants.
Permit Term & Renewal
Special Event permits are only valid for the date(s) issued, applicants must re-apply each time they wish to have a special event.