Public Invited to Special Event Permitting Process and Grants Workshop, May 22

The public is invited to attend the City of Ventura’s annual Special Event Permitting Process and Grants workshop on Monday, May 22, at 5:30 pm in the Community Meeting Room at Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli Street. The workshop will cover the special event permitting process, insurance and grant application requirements, and an opportunity to provide input on the proposed modification to the special event permit. Participants who plan to attend the workshop need to RSVP to the Special Event Coordinator at (805) 654-7749 or [email protected].

During the workshop, participants will learn about the rules and requirements for hosting a public event. The unique circumstances of each event contribute to the determination of the type of permits required.  Permits from several departments in the City are often needed for special events. In order to provide comprehensive information, representatives from the Ventura Police Department Alcohol Beverage Control, Ventura City Fire Department and the Parks, Recreation and Community Partnerships Department will be on hand to answer questions.

The City awards up to $10,000 annually to event organizers for festivals, parades and other special events in Ventura that activate public spaces and produce an economic impact on the local economy. The maximum award amount per event is $2,000 and is utilized to cover all, or a portion of, the City’s special event permit fees. Applicants must be a Ventura-based nonprofit or a for-profit agency with a Ventura-based nonprofit as a partner. Event organizers (or their designated representatives) who wish to apply for the next funding cycle for special event permit grants must attend this workshop.

Application forms are due May 25, 2017 and can be accessed online at

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