Special Event Permit

Special Event Permits are required for any temporary, outdoor, privately-sponsored event  open the general public and held on public or privately owned property outside of a permanent structure or building.

Special Events do not apply to the following activities:

  • Any permanent place of worship, stadium, athletic field, arena, theatre, auditorium, or fairs conducted pursuant to M.S. Chapter 38.
  • Publicly sponsored activities hosted by the City in the local parks
  • Family gatherings including family reunions, graduation parties, baptisms, confirmations, weddings and the like.
  • Garage sales
  • Local events such as, but not limited to National Nigh-Out established through the City of North St. Paul.

A written application for a special event permit shall be completed and provided to the City not less than 30 days before the proposed event date.

Upon submission of an application for a special event permit, City Staff will review the request and advise the applicant of the need for additional information, if any. A Certificate of Insurance in the amount of $2,000,000 is required at time of application.