Special Event Permit Introduction
Special Event Permit Applications must be received by the City of Fernandina Beach 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.
The Special Event Permit Application Process
The Special Event Permit application process begins when a completed Special Event Permit Application is submitted to the Parks & Recreation Department. Please note, submitting an application does not represent approval of an application.
Upon receipt of an application, event organizers will be invited to an Event Committee meeting where applications are reviewed by all affected City departments and/or public agencies (e.g. Police, Fire, Parks & 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 Kristen Lampedecchio at the Parks & Recreation Department (904-310-3363) during normal business hours with any Special Event Permit questions.