What makes Lake Elsinore so unique? It’s the variety of special events year round that make our community a great place to live, work and play!
BEGIN WITH THE APPLICATION
The City is committed to hosting more special events that attract visitors worldwide to enjoy all that Lake Elsinore has to offer. If you'd like to bring a special event to Lake Elsinore, all the information is available below or contact, Melissa Houtz. To better assist you, we have developed a one stop process to coordinate and permit your event.
Special Events Coordinator
(951) 674-3124 EXT. 292.
Complete description of event, day(s) and time(s), anticipated attendance numbers, vendor list and site map.
- Unless otherwise directed by City Council action, all special events related costs will be the responsibility of the applicant/requesting organization.
Acceptance of your special event permit application is not an automatic approval of your event. The event organizer must complete the application requirements entirely before the City of Lake Elsinore will issue a special event permit.
WHY DO I NEED A PERMIT?
The Lake Elsinore Municipal Code Chapter 5.108 provides the framework and guidance for the issuance of Special Event Permits within the City of Lake Elsinore. In general, any organized activity impacting City services or involving the use of, or having impact on, public property, public facilities, sidewalks, medians, or street areas requires a permit. In addition, any organized activity on private property that requires an ABC license, tent permit, canopy permit, stage permit, uses vendors in the event, or falls outside the conditional use of the property, also requires a Special Event Permit.
WHERE DO I GET A SPECIAL EVENT APPLICATION?
The Special Event Application may be downloaded below or picked up at the Lake Elsinore City Hall located at 130 S. Main Street.
DOWNLOAD: SPECIAL EVENT APPLICATION
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Many events require the use of City services as a condition of the respective event. The City strives to keep fees as low as possible by charging only the cost of processing the application and City Services. In addition to the cost, other City services (i.e., Police and Fire) may be charged. Typical fees for standard events are provided below.
Application fee $200.00
Refundable Deposit $1000.00
Additional fees will be determined upon review of the application
WHEN SHOULD AN APPLICATION BE SUBMITTED?
The Special Event Application must be submitted 60 days prior to event.
Acceptance of your Special Event Application is not an automatic approval of your event.
WHERE DO I RETURN MY APPLICATION?
All applications must be returned to the Lake Elsinore City Hall at 130 S. Main St, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530, Attention: Melissa Houtz
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS?
Upon receipt of your application, the Special Events Coordinator will guide you through the permit process.
The coordinator will inform you of all the required documents needed (insurance, site plans, traffic plans, parking plans, garbage plans, etc.) to complete the application.
The coordinator distributes copies of your application to all City departments affected by your application review.
If necessary you will be invited to attend an event review meeting.
DO I NEED TO PROVIDE INSURANCE?
Yes. Applicant shall provide the City with evidence of general liability insurance to cover any claims that may result from the event. Additional insurance may be required depending on the nature of the event.
DOWNLOAD: INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS