Applying for a Special Event Permit

The City of Oconto requires a special event permit for any outdoor special event that takes place in the Citys park system with an expected attendance of 50 or more people. A special event is defined as a planned occurrence which includes an expected gathering of 50 or more people: (1) the primary purpose of which is entertainment; and (2) to which the public or a substantial portion thereof is invited to attend.

An application for a special event permit shall be filed with the Park & Recreation Director not less than thirty days (30) nor more than three hundred sixty five (365) days before the special event is proposed to begin. An application may be submitted less than 30 days prior to the event, but a late application will be subject to a late fee.

This permit does not include the special events liquor license. A special events liquor license must be applied for through the City Administrator’s office. Please note that you must apply for a special event liquor license at least 30 days prior to the proposed begin of the event.