When is a Special Events Permit needed?
Special Events Permits are not required if the event is contracted through a city facility.
If you answer no to all of the following questions, you will not need a special events permit, but you will need to comply with all city ordinances, more information is below. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, please proceed to the Special Events Permit Application:
Will the event impact the flow of traffic?
Will the event create spillover parking onto public right-of-ways?
Will the event take place on public property?
Will the event take place on the beach? (See Map where special events may be permitted) If you are planning on holding your event on a public beach, you will first need to contact the Gulf State Park: 251-948-7275
Will alcoholic beverages be sold? (Compliance with ABC Board, Tel: 251-947-2971, is mandatory)
Will food be sold? (Compliance with Alabama Public Health is required)
Will your event charge admission or involve sales of any kind?
Will the event include vendors?
Special Events Applications
Anyone seeking a special events permit must complete and file a Special Events Application. An application may be completed and emailed online, printed out and mailed/faxed, or picked up at any time during regular business hours from Orange Beach City Hall. Mobile device users will need to print out to complete.
Applications may be filed anytime during regular business hours with the City of Orange Beach beginning 12 months prior to the date of the event, but no later than 30 calendar days preceding the date of the proposed event.
Drone Use Information
Drone use connected to a special event must have a special event permit that includes permission for use of the drone. Click Here for more information.
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