Special Event Permits

Special Event permits are needed for parades, races, or other events that may require extra trash containers, extra portable restrooms, etc., or that could impact public parking or traffic.

Applications for parades, races, etc., need to be submitted at least 30 days prior to the anticipated event.

Applications for all other events need to be submitted at least 60 days prior to the anticipated event.


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

  • Special Event Application (PDF) or you may complete an online application.
  • Payment to the City of Oakdale - Cash, check, Visa, Discover, and Master Card accepted. To make a credit card payment, please call 651-730-2739. Please refer to the fee schedule list found on the application packet.

Permitting Process

After a completed Special Event application is received, it will undergo a review process with the following departments: Licensing Division, Police, Fire, Public Works, and Recreation. Applicants will be notified of their application status within 60 days.

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.