Special Event Permits

Important Notice

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.

Application

Anyone wishing to hold a special event in Oakdale must first obtain a City-issued permit. To do so, please submit:

Permitting Process

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. 

City Code

View City Code on Special Events (PDF)