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.
(not all applications are needed for each event)
- Special Events Application
- Gilbert Business License
- Block Party Application
- Fireworks Permit
- Liquor Permit
- Tent Permit
- If you plan on having food at your event you will need to have a Maricopa County Health Department Permit
- A Special Event Handbook to help guide you through the permit process. Please call 480-503-6253 to request an updated Special Event Handbook.
For more questions about whether your event needs a permit, please contact 480-503-6253.