It is required by City ordinance that application for a special event in the City of Pensacola be made at least 10 days prior to the desired date of the event. We recommend 30 days prior for large events. To ensure reserving the date of choice, it is recommended the application process be completed as soon as possible.
The sponsor must email the Special Events Permitting Office or call 850-436-5671 to reserve a date for the event. The permitting procedures and required application form are available below. Please complete all necessary forms and return them to the special events permitting office. Forms can be returned by mail, in person, or via email. All applicable fees must be paid at least 10 days prior to the event date. Any deposit refunds will be returned via City of Pensacola check in the next available check cycle after inspection of event clean up.
Any event requiring a state road closure must complete the state road closure permit application and submit it to the Florida Department of Transportation.
To reserve Seville Square, Bartram Park, or Plaza de Luna please complete the Park Rental Agreement and contact the Special Events Permitting Office at 850-436-5670 to ensure the requested date is available.
Historical displays and or re-enactments may be approved for Plaza Ferdinand outside of the normal restrictions when permitted by the Parks and Recreation Department and when directly related to the settlement of the Plaza Ferdinand area.
The City of Pensacola looks forward to assisting you with a safe and successful event. Please call or email with any questions or comments.
NOTE: The Special Event Permit form was last updated on 11/28/18. Any forms retrieved prior to this date may be incorrect or incomplete.