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Use of Public Places Permits, City Clerk's Office

If you are planning on using any public place for the purpose of: engaging as an ambulatory vendor, conducting sales from a mobile vending cart, conducting a special event, placing a business extension, kiosk or public furnishing or organizing a block party, you must obtain a special permit generally referred to as a Use of Public Places permit. These permits are typically issued within fifteen (15) business days after the submission of a complete application and prepayment of required fees.

Use of Public Places applications may be administered by different departments depending on the type and particular use. Please consult the table below for further information. You may always contact the City Clerk’s office by phone at 303-651-8649, or in person in the Civic Center at 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501 for questions and help with your specific scenario.

Permit Types and Application Information

Calendar of Permitted Events

Longmont Area Visitor's Association Calendar of all events in the City


Types of Use of Public Places Permits:

 

TYPE
DESCRIPTION
APPLICATION FORMS & INFORMATION

Ambulatory Vendor

Ambulatory Vendor means any person who engages in the business of selling merchandise, including but not limited to balloons or flowers, or services, including but not limited to shoeshines or portrait drawings, without a mobile vending cart while moving about and situated upon public property.

Ambulatory Vendor Application

(Print and fill in)

These types of permits are administered by the City Clerk's Office. For more information, contact

(303) 651-8649.

Block Party

A block party is a street closure to facilitate neighbors on a specific block getting together to build a sense of community. Block parties are typically held on neighborhood streets.

In addition to this application for a Block Party permit you may want to visit the Neighborhood Resources page for additional information on how to get assistance funding your event.

Please note: a Block Party is not allowed on collector or arterial roadways.

 

Block Party Application

(Print and fill in)

These types of permits are administered by the City Clerk's Office. For more information, contact

(303) 651-8649.

Business Extension

Business Extension means any extension of a business for use and occupation by customers or employees above, on or below the grade level of public property, immediately adjacent to an existing building and are licensed by the Economic Development Department.

 

These types of permits are administered by the Building Inspection Division. For more information, contact

(303) 651-8332.

 

Fence, awning, sign or canopy in the Right-of-Way

In order to place an item that will encroach on the public right-of-way, you will need to obtain a permit.

These types of permits are administered by the Building Inspection Division. For more information, contact

(303) 651-8332.

 

Mobile Vending Cart & Hot Food Trucks

Hot food trucks and mobile vending carts are licensed by the Economic Development Department.

For more information or help determining if you need a Mobile Vending Cart permit, please contact

(303) 651-8330.

 

Parade Permit

LMC 11.24.010. - No person shall parade, march or take part in any parade, march or performance of like nature within or upon any street, highway or other public place within the city without first having obtained a written parade permit from the police chief or deputy.

These types of permits are administered by Sgt. Bell of the Longmont Police Department. For more information, contact (303) 651-8871.

Public Furnishing

Public Furnishing means a unique feature or object or item intended for the public comfort or convenience, including a fountain, sculpture, bench including a bus stop bench, bus stop shelter, telephone booth, restroom, trash container or planter.

 

These types of permits are administered by the Building Inspection Division. For more information, contact

(303) 651-8332.

Special Event

Special Event means any of the following activities conducted on public property:

(1) a temporary event or promotion, including a block party, that uses a barricade, booth, table, rack, structure or cart or other display equipment;

(2) an event at a city park to which the public is invited or admission is charged ;

(3) an occasion in which a group of persons collectively engage in a sport or form of physical exercise which obstructs, delays or interferes with the normal flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic and controls, including, but not limited to, bicycle and foot races.

If you will be organizing a special event for the first time, or have any questions about the forms or the process,

please call us! We are here to help!

City Clerk's Office

(303) 651-8649

STEP 1. All special event applicants must complete this packet of required forms:

Special Event Application_required forms (pdf for download, print & complete)

STEP 2. Below are the additional forms you may also be required to submit along with the required forms. (See page 2 of the Use of Public Places Special Event Application form for details)

Please print, complete & submit only those that apply to your event:

Form 5_Parade Application

Form 6_Street Closure & Traffic Control

Form 7_Structures & Hazards

Form 8_Musicians & Vendors

Form 9_Signs & Media

Form 10_Banner Request

 

For alcohol sales/service at your event - please see Alcohol on Public Places

STEP 3. Submit your application forms, fees and documentation to:

City Clerk's Office

350 Kimbark St.

Longmont, CO 80501

(303) 651-8649

Working in or temporarily obstructing the Right-of-Way

 

These types of permits are administered by the Engineering Services Division of Public Works and Natural Resources. For more information, contact

(303) 651-8757.

 

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Special Events Permitted by the City of Longmont, Calendar

The link provided here is a calendar of special events that have been permitted by the City of Longmont. This calendar is not meant to include all events, only those that are held on public property and are required to obtain a permit.

https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=fmcur64ihi4b483fbhofgqjldg%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Denver


Are you looking for a list of all upcoming events in Longmont? Or are you looking for a way to publicize your event for FREE?

The Longmont Area Visitor's Association events calendar is a great resource!

LAVA

 

 

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