Special Event Permit Information

Overview

The Town of Los Gatos welcomes service organizations, not-for-profits and other organizers who wish to produce events in Town that positively contribute to our residents, visitors and the economic vitality of the Town. The information found here will provide you with everything you need to obtain a special event permit from the Town of Los Gatos.

The Town Manager’s Office Event Specialist will act as your liaison within the Town and assist you in obtaining the appropriate Town permits needed and provide you with guidance and direction regarding the special event permit process.

Note: All special event applications and application fees are due 90 days prior to the event date.

Process

Step 1: Review the Event Flow Chart 

Not all events require special event permits depending on their nature. To determine what type of permit is best suited for your event review the event flow chart.

Step 2: Review the Special Event Guidelines and Procedures FAQs

Once you’ve determined that you need a special event permit we highly recommend that you review the Special Event Guidelines and Procedures before completing the special event application. It contains detailed information regarding everything you’ll need to know when planning an event in Los Gatos as well as information you’ll need to complete the special event application.

Step 3: Review the Special Event Application Timeline

For a detailed overview of the Special Event Application and Timeline process.

Step 4: Complete a Special Event Application

PLEASE NOTE: SPECIAL EVENT APPLICATIONS AND APPLICATION FEES ARE DUE 90 DAYS PRIOR TO AN EVENT DATE.

Additional Information

Below are quick links to information and other permits from the Town of Los Gatos and other outside agencies that you may need for your event.