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 the 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:

Applications for enhanced or leased events must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the event. Deadlines vary for basic and minor events. Learn more in the instructions link below:

Instructions for Special Event Permit

Please fill out the appropriate forms below.

Special Event Permit Application Agreement

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.