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Special Event Planning and Permits

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Whether you’re planning a parade, a festival, craft fair, a 5K walk/run, bike race or a similar type of gathering, the Town of Gilbert would like to help you make your event possible. Some events may be required to obtain a permit, other events can make rent a Ramada in one of Gilbert's parks, or just show up in a park and have fun.

Do I Need a Permit for My Event?

Answering a few simple questions may help you determine if you need to apply for a Special Event Permit. You can either follow the Special Event Flow Chart or feel free to contact a Special Event Coordinator at 480-503-6253 who will be happy to assist you with evaluating the need for a permit


Events in Gilbert are required to pay a $50.00 application fee along with a $100.00 Special Event Permit Fee (per day). Please refer to the Special Event Fee Schedule for fees related to your event.


If you are planning an event, your special event application, with all fees, must be submitted no later than 60 days before your event. New or larger events or events will need additional time, so please plan accordingly.

Permit Applications

(not all applications are needed for each event)

For more questions about whether your event needs a permit, please contact 480-503-6253.