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  • Complete the Special Event Proposal form first. Once your proposal is approved, we will let you know which of these permit applications you need to complete.
  • For large events that happen annually, please complete the Special Event Packet. If you are unsure which form to start with, please give us a call, (831) 646-3770.
  • Prices are subject to change. This page is a guide and may not have the latest fees posted. Links are to permit applications, not permits.
  • Most permit applications area available as interactive Adobe PDFs. Save to your computer, complete and email to us at
  • If you have any questions, please call (831) 646-3770.


Permit Type Description and Fee Managing Office
Assembly, street closure, parade, amplified sound or race $varies
Complete for street closure, parade, amplified sound, assembly or race permit. A 4 hour minimum charge per officer if police presence is needed at an event where there are street closures; cost depends on the type of event.
City Manager's Office
Banners For banners in the right of way - billed for actual costs of service - Streets Division - contact Caitlin Coats at or 646-3927 For other banners associated with temporary use cases $10.72. Permit must be obtained in person from the Planning Office - Planning Streets or Planning

For events held at a City park

For events held at a City beach

Bounce House/Inflatables

Event Permit $550
Colton Hall Wedding Permit $150 Mtry Res/$180 non-resident
Group BBQ/Picnic Facility Use Permit at Park $55 Mtry Res/$72 non-resident
Group Beach Use Permit $55 Mtry Res/$72 non-resident/$195 Commercial Use
Bounce House/Inflatable Permit $46 See for more on City of Monterey parks and beaches, and page 3 of the Master Fee Schedule for more Recreation fees and permits.

Please note: Custom House Plaza and a few other parks in Monterey are managed by the State of California. See more information on State Parks use fees.
Film, including waiver/hold harmless $350 Police
Parking Spaces Parking fees based on daily rate for number of spaces reserved plus 20% overhead. Slightly different for large groups. Parking
Temporary Business License $27
All vendors participating in any Monterey special event that do not currently have a City business license must submit an application. Monterey County Fair vendors are exempt from obtaining a temporary business license.
Temporary Encroachment $172 Building
Tent/Canopy Use SEE PAGE 17 for prices
Fire plan and review, tent installation. Building Fees are equal to Fire Fees.  Structural engineering must be provided for tent installation and anchorage.
Trade show set-up review Special events stand-by (Fire) - fully burdened cost
Fire Regulations for Portable Exterior Farmers Market and Festival Cooking Booths
Traffic Control Plan Review Fee $116
Traffic Control Plan Quick Reference
Environmental Best Management Practices (BMPs) Event planners have the unique opportunity to hold activities in close proximity to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Please join us in protecting this valuable natural resource by making “pollution prevention” a critical outcome of your event.  
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