Special Event Permit Information
The Town of Los Gatos is currently accepting and processing special event applications as normal. All events must comply with all Federal, State and County Covid-19 guidelines and requirements in effect at the time of the event. For the latest update on the County’s COVID-19 status please visit the Santa Clara County's Public Health website.
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.
To read the complete Town Ordinance, Chapter 14, Article X., Special Events, click here.
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 60 DAYS PRIOR TO AN EVENT DATE. APPLICATION FEES CAN BE FOUND IN THE SPECIAL EVENT APPLICATION FORM.
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.
- Alcohol Permit Application - Letter from Chief of Police
- ABC Permit Application
- Business License Tax Information
- Comprehensive Fee Schedule
- Encroachment Permit Information
- Parks Special Use Permit Information
- Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health
- Santa Clara County Fire Department
- Temporary Sign Permit