Special Event Permit Introduction
Mary Hamburg, Public Information Officer
204 Ash Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Ph: (904) 310-3102
Fax: (904) 310-3452
8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday
Special Event Permit Applications must be received by the City of Fernandina Beach Parks & Recreation Department no later than 60 days prior to the actual date of the event and may be submitted as early as one year before the event.
Any organized activity involving the use of, or having impact upon, public property, public facilities, parks, beaches, sidewalks, street areas, or the temporary use of private property in a manner that varies from its current land use, requires a permit.
Download a fillable Special Event Permit Application here: Special Events Application
For a list of rules specific to special events planned in the Egans Creek Greenway, click on the following link: Rules for Egans Creek Greenway
The Permit Application Process
The permit application process begins when you submit to the City of Fernandina Beach a completed Special Event Permit Application. Keep in mind that acceptance of your application should in no way be construed as final approval or confirmation of your request. Upon receipt of your application the City will assign a liaison to help guide you through the permit process. Copies of the application will be forwarded and reviewed by all affected City departments and/or public agencies. Throughout the review process you will be notified if your event requires any additional information, permits, licenses, or certificates. During our initial application screening process you will be allowed time to provide us with all pending documents (i.e. certificate of insurance, secondary permits, etc.). We must receive these items before issuing a Special Event Permit. Delays in providing these items often delay our ability to complete our review process and approve your application in a timely manner. Due to the many changing components of an event, in most cases, Special Event Permits are issued only a few days in advance of the event date.
It is our goal to assist event organizers in planning safe and successful events that create a minimal impact on the communities surrounding the event. As you view the Special Event Permit Application, ordinance, and resolution, please do not hesitate to contact our office for answers to any questions that you may have.