However, the monitoring of festival attendance can be facilitated with. Once you're ready to proceed with your event, you can submit a request along with the applicable non-refundable application fees by mail or in person. What are the rates to hold a special event in a park? Fees to hold an event at a Houston city park vary depending on the type and scope of the event. A park user fee and a refundable deposit will be required for the venue and event user fees, but the amounts for each vary depending on the size, scope, components of the event and the park requested.
In addition to the park user fee and the refundable deposit of the venue and event user fees, your event may require additional requirements that entail an additional cost to you, the producer. What parks are available for special event permits? Most parks in the city of Houston can be rented for a special event. However, the scope of the event will determine if a particular park is appropriate for your event. If you want to reserve space in a community center, contact the community center directly.
The Code of Ordinances of the City of Houston is also a guide to information about a street function or parade. If your parade is less than a mile in length, contains no more than 250 people, and does not include any part of a main road or collector's street, your event can be classified as a neighborhood parade. To review the rules and restrictions for a neighborhood parade, see the neighborhood parade notification form (. (pdf) and, if applicable, send the completed form to the Mayor's Office of Special Events, no later than ten (business) days before the event.
The Code of Ordinances of the City of Houston is also a guide to information about a street function. A minor street function means any function that does not require the closure of any part of a main road or bus road. How far in advance do I need to apply for a permit? The sooner you submit an application, the better. All permit requests are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
You can apply for a permit no earlier than 365 days before the requested date; however, there are specific deadlines for submitting permits. In addition, if the curb lane includes parking meters, a permit is required to pack the parking meters. For more information and applicable fees, please contact your event coordinator. Can I apply for my permit online? Unfortunately, at this time, you cannot apply for a special event permit online.
In addition, if you use propane during your event for cooking or any other purpose, the Houston Fire Department requires a propane use permit. See information on propane permits below. Do I need to provide police officers for my event? Yes. The producer of the event must hire certified peace officers for crowd and traffic control, depending on the scope of the event and the projected attendance.
If your event requires a street closure, certified police officers must be located on every closed street during the event, including entry and exit. You will be asked to provide a safety control plan (. pdf) detailing the deployment of crowd and traffic control officers. This document must be approved by the Special Operations Division of the Houston Police Department.
Your event coordinator will have more information. Do I need to provide medical services for my event? In most cases, yes, you must provide medical services for your event. However, the services needed vary depending on the type and scope of the event. Do I need to provide portable toilets? In most cases, yes, you must provide portable toilets for your guests.
Our policy states that one (portable) toilet is accepted for every 300 people, and 10% of all portable toilets must be accessible to the disabled according to the ADA. Can I serve alcohol at my event? Most parks in the city of Houston are alcohol-free, but special permission can be granted to distribute or sell alcohol in some parks in the city or at a street function. If permission has been granted to consume alcohol at your event, the Mayor's Office for Special Events will send you a letter. If you plan to sell or distribute alcohol at your event, you must also obtain appropriate permits from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC).
How can I become a seller at an event? Not all events require vendors. Each event producer selects the vendors for their respective event. If you want to become a seller at an event, contact the producer directly. How do I become a seller in the city of Houston? Visit the City of Houston Strategic Procurement Division website for information on how to become a supplier to the City of Houston.
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER BEFORE PLANNING YOUR EVENT. .