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Special Event Permitting

Welcome to the online application to apply for a Special Event Permit. Anyone who plans to host a Special Event in Louisville Metro must complete and submit a Special Event Permit application to Louisville Metro Codes and Regulations Department/Permits and Licenses Division.

What You'll Need To Complete This Application

Everyone Should Be Able To Provide

  • An accurate estimation of maximum attendance.
  • Site map of the event area, including locations, street closures, routes, etc.

Large Events (500 or more in attendance) Will Also Need

  • Information about street closings, traffic restrictions, and special parking.
  • Information about clean-up plans and waste management.


The following application fees are non-refundable and must be paid by VISA or MasterCard at the end of this application process.

  • Large Event (500 and over in attendance) - $75.00
  • Small Event (under 500 in attendance) - $40.00

Any Questions?

Louisville Metro IPL
444 S. 5th Street
Suite 200
Louisville, KY 40202-4314
Phone: (502) 574-3591
Fax: (502) 574-5245