Special Events

Special events within the City of Brevard's regulatory jurisdiction require permitting by the City Planning Department. A "special event" is any activity or public event that requires the temporary closing of, or that substantially hinders or prevents the normal flow of vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic of any City-owned property, street, or other public right-of-way.

Permitting is done to protect the safety and welfare of the participants of the event, as well as the rest of the City, by ensuring coordination of various local agencies, such as City Police and Fire and NCDOT.

Obtaining a Permit

If you are planning an event in the City of Brevard, it is best to call the Planning Department at 828-885-5630 to see if your event is substantial enough for permitting. You will need to submit the Special Event Permit Application (PDF) that describes the event, including:

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Site map
  • Estimated attendance
  • Brief narrative of events

Be sure to include if you intend to serve food and/or alcohol, or plan on having animals. Proof of liability insurance, with the City of Brevard named as a Certificate Holder, in the amount of $2,000,000 aggregate is also required if the event is to be held on City property or public streets.

 Applications are required 60 days prior to the event.

Special Event Fee Schedule

Type of Event Application Fee Additional Fees
City-Sponsored Festival $0

Private Property (no parking space, sidewalk, or street closures) $0  
Private Property with parking space, sidewalk, or street closures $200 $500 reimbursable bond
Public Property – Park, greenway, or similar $200 $500 reimbursable bond
Public Alley Closure $50 per day $500 reimbursable bond
State Road Closure $1,500 per day $2,000 reimbursable bond
City Road Closure $100 per day $1,000 reimbursable bond
Public Sidewalk Closure  $500 per day $500 reimbursable bond
Public Parking Space Closure $100 per day $500 reimbursable bond