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Special Event Permits

A special event permit is required for any activity that might disrupt normal traffic flow of vehicles or pedestrians on city streets, rights of way, or sidewalks. This includes parades, races, block parties, festivals, outdoor concerts, and more. A special event permit is also required to reserve a City park for an organized event that might disrupt normal use of the park.

Permit applications will be reviewed by the following departments before it will be approved and signed by the Chief of Police:

  • Huntsville Police
  • Fire & Rescue
  • Parking & Transportation
  • Traffic Engineering

Permits are approved on a first come, first served basis. To ensure your event is in compliance with City laws and policies, please read the following:

Instructions for Special Event Permit

Please fill out the appropriate permit below and send via email to Special Operations in the Huntsville Police Department.

Special Events Permit Application

Special Event Aircraft Landing Permit


Contact Huntsville Police Department Special Operations, 2320 1st Street, Huntsville AL 35805, at (256) 427-5580 or (256) 427-7281.