The City of Ventura issues permits for individuals, groups, and companies to conduct events within the City of Ventura. Activities such as block parties, free speech events, parades, processions, athletic and sporting events, walk-a-thons, and festivals that impact City streets, sidewalks, parking lots, public property, airways, public buildings, and traffic require a city permit. The special event permitting process is managed by the Parks and Recreation Department and follows the City’s Municipal Code (Division 20, Chapter 20.020)
This document is intended as a resource for special event organizers to assist with the application process. We encourage all applicants to review this resource, from cover to cover, before submitting an application.
Important: Before advertising or promoting your event, be sure to receive conditional approval from the City to ensure the date and event location you are requesting is available.