Special Events

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 Public Information Officer 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, may require a permit.

Helpful documents: 
Rental vs. Special Event
Rules for Egans Creek Greenway
Special Event Permit Application (pdf)
Special Event Permit Application (doc)
Special Event Policies and Procedures
Temporary Liquor Permits

Upcoming Events

The Special Event Permit Application Process

The Special Event Permit application process begins when a completed Special Event Permit Application is submitted to the Public Information Officer (PIO). Please note, submitting an application does not represent approval of an application. 

Upon receipt of an application, the PIO will invite event organizers to an Event Committee meeting where applications are reviewed by all affected City departments and/or public agencies (e.g. Police, Fire, Parks and Recreation, etc.). Throughout the review process event organizers will be notified if their special event requires any additional information and/or documentation such as secondary permits, licenses, or certificates of insurance. These items must be received prior to Special Event Permit issuance. Due to the frequently changing components of special events, Special Event Permits are typically issued only a few days in advance of the event.

It is the City's goal to assist event organizers in planning safe and successful events which minimally impact neighboring communities. Please contact the PIO during normal business hours with any Special Event Permit questions.