Special Event Permits

Service Alert

The City is accepting applications for Park Use, Photography/Film, and Special Event Permits. Each application is required to be reviewed by an Internal Committee comprised of various City of Redmond staff and requires a safety plan. These guidelines can change and the issuance of permits can be impacted by the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery plan outlined by the Governor and COVID-19 case counts in King County. All inquires for Park-Use, Film/Photography, and Special Event permit applications can be submitted to EventPermit@Redmond.gov.

Last Updated 8/1/2021

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Our goal is for you to have a successful event that will contribute to the culture of our great city. We have designed this page to be a resource for you - and assist you with the planning of your special event. 

Helpful Tips for Getting Started

View our Special Events Guide
The Special Events Guide is a resource to help you through the permit processes for your event. Every event is unique and through this process, the committee works with you to gain an understanding of the full scope of your event.

Review the Special Events Application
The Special Events Application is required for each special event hosted in the City of Redmond. Included in the application are links to important information, specified requirements and steps to complete throughout the process. 

Review the Covid-19 Safety Plan Template
The City of Redmond remains committed to the safety of our community. Each request for a public or private event in 2021 must develop a written Safety Plan outlining how the event will be managed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All event applications and safety plans will be reviewed by a City of Redmond internal committee to ensure that the event can demonstrate adherence to the most current guidelines. 

Contact our Special Events Assistant
We encourage you to reach out as soon as possible to the Special Events Assistant to discuss your event. City of Redmond is host to hundreds of events each year - and our Special Events Assistant can help you navigate through this process. Our Special Events Assistant can be reached at EventPermit@Redmond.gov, or by calling 425-556-2360.

  1. Get Started
  2. Requirements
  3. Find a Venue
  4. Attend an Event

Steps to get started

Before applying, we recommend reviewing the Special Events Guide and the Covid-19 Safety Plan template. The Guide contains the Special Events timeline, committee review period, event requirements, and fees. 

Applications are due 90 days prior to your event. Applications received less than 90 days are subject to increased fees.

Step 1: Complete Your Special Event Permit Application Packet

The Special Event Application Packet serves as your official intent to apply. The packet but be completed in FULL in order to be considered an official intent to apply. The Special Event Application Packet includes:

  • A Special Event Application
  • A proposed site or route map
  • A list of activities
  • A timeline of events (can be general)
  • A Covid-19 Safety Plan (You may develop your own or use the Covid-19 Safety Plan template)

Step 2: Submit Your Special Event Application Packet

Send your Special Event Application Packet to:

By Email: 

By Mail:
City of Redmond- Special Events
15670 NE 85th Street
Redmond, WA 98052

Step 3: Application Review

Your completed application packet will be routed for review by our Special Events Committee and Parks and Recreation Department staff members.

Step 4: Issue Permit and Invoice

When the permit receives final approval, we will issue the special event permit with an invoice for all associated costs. They will be delivered by email to the email address listed on your application.