Special Activity Permits

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From business promotions and festivals to parades and marathons, the City of Melbourne is proud to host hundreds of special events each year. The city’s goal to enhance the quality of life, vitality and economic prosperity of the community through the support of special events.

The City of Melbourne’s special activity permitting process is designed to benefit the event organizer, ensure the safety of event participants, and protect city assets, while still maintaining the highest level of service to taxpayers throughout the rest of the city.

Applicants for a business promotion event (placement of a banner, inflatable sign, temporary sign, or tent) have the ability to complete a simple, one-page application to apply for a permit.

Before you submit your application for a special event or business promotion, please refer to the appropriate permitting procedures document for specific information related to application deadlines, fees, and additional information.

To apply for a special activity permit, download the proper application for your event:

A site plan detailing your event is required to be submitted with each application. In addition to the site plan, other submittals may be required, such as:

Please refer to the permitting procedures and applications for additional submittal requirements.  As it relates to the application deadlines that are established in City Code, an application for a special event or business promotion is not considered complete until all required information has been submitted.

Completed applications can be submitted via e-mail, mail, or by hand-delivery. Please send your application to:

City Clerk’s Office
900 E. Strawbridge Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 608-7220