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 and those 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org or (951) 674-3124 EXT. 292. To assist you, we have developed a one stop process to coordinate and permit your event.
The special event permit application packet provides instructions and is a guide to assist you in the preparation and processing of your special event permit.
Special Event Application
Event sponsors must submit the permit application 60 days prior to the event and a $200 processing fee paid to the City of Lake Elsinore.
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.
MOST ASKED QUESTIONS
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 fall 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.
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, a 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 meeting 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. The minimum amount of which shall be $1,000,000 per occurance (combined single limit for bodily injury and property damage.) The City of Lake Elsinore, its officers, employees, and agents shall be named additional insured.
DO I NEED A BUSINESS LICENSE?
Applicants, subcontractors and vendors are required to obtain a City of Lake Elsinore Business License and/or Special Event Vendor Permit. Please contact 951.674.3124 EXT. 213 for more information.