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Special Events Permit

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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!

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Special Event Application 

$200 permit application fee

$1000 refundable deposit 

A Special Event Permit is required for an organized activity that incorporates the use of:

  • City public streets, sidewalks, rights-of-way; and/or
  • City public parks or other City public property; and/or
  • Outdoor private property including parking lots, only when the property is part of a Special Event Venue that includes City public property and permission has been received by the property owner/manager (for example, a parking lot used as part of a street festival venue).

Examples of activities that require a Special Event Permit include festivals, parades, runs/walks, and farmer/art markets.  

You may download the Citywide Special Event Permit Application using Adobe Acrobat. There is a $200 permit application processing fee 60 days or more prior to the event day. It is strongly recommended that you submit your permit application at least 120 days prior to the proposed event date. Your completed application and any required attachments must be submitted to: 

City of Lake Elsinore

Attention: Melissa Houtz

130 South Main Street

Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

The 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.

For more information contact:

Melissa Houtz, Special Events Coordinator & Filming Liaison

Phone: 951-674-3124 x 292 / E-mail: mhoutz@lake-elsinore.org