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Special Event Information

An organization (i.e. church, non-for-profit, for-profit) is required to obtain Special Events licenses/Permits to conduct any outdoor festival, street fair, carnival, circus, walkathon, bike race/ride, fireworks, parade, concert/performance, political ceremony, run/marathon, sports/recreation, rally/demonstration etc., located on the public right way or outdoors on private property.


The applications can submitted either by fax, by mail or in person.

Fax:               313-224-2075
                      Attn: Andre Gilbert

Mail:             Honorable Detroit City Council
                      Attn: Detroit City Clerk
                      2 Woodward Ave., Room 200
                      Detroit, Michigan 48226

In person:    City Clerk's Office
                     2 Woodward Ave., Room 200
                     Hours:  M-F 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

If you have any questions regarding application, please call Andre Gilbert at (313) 224-2019.

Please submit your request 90 days before your event to allow for approvals