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Special Event Permits

The City of Sunnyvale encourages groups to build community and celebrate our unique culture by holding community events. Depending on the nature of your event, you may require various permits or approvals to ensure a well-planned, safe event.

The permit process begins when you submit your completed application and fee.

This single application will be reviewed by the various City departments who are involved with special events to approve it, deny it, or determine the need for specific additional permits or services.

Application Deadline

Submit your completed application at least 6 weeks before your proposed event.

Applications must be submitted 8 weeks in advance if your event has an anticipated attendance of over 750 people.

When You Need a Special Event Permit

If your event is a community event, parade, carnival or festival on public property, or if your event has one or more of the following needs:

  • Closures of two or more streets
  • Traffic control
  • Parking needs exceed the capacity of the venue
  • Crowd control or security personnel

Special Event Permit Application - For all events throughout the City of Sunnyvale except for those taking place at Baylands Park.

Baylands Park Special Event Application - Use this application if your event will be at Baylands Park.

You may also need the following:

Contact Us for Help

Phone: 408-730-7599

Email: Events

Last Updated: Apr 1, 2022