The City of South Lake Tahoe recognizes that events provide many social, cultural, and economic benefits which enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors. The special event process was created with the purpose of supporting and welcoming events while also ensuring the safety, health, property, and welfare of the community.
Is a Permit Required?
A special event permit is required prior to an activity involving any of the following elements:
- Road closure or detour
- Off-site parking
- Private security
- Amplified sound
- Temporary Structures (i.e. tents greater than 10'x10', stage, ect.
- Use of city resources (i.e. barricades, signs, traffic control, ect.)
- Conducted over a period of four or more consecutive days
Applicants are encouraged to submit applications to the Development Service Department as soon as possible to ensure the city can help coordinate the best event possible. However, to ensure staff has adequate time to process applications, submission must be deemed complete a minimum of:
Major Special Event
90 days prior to event
Minor Special Event
30 days prior to event
*All events require an approved permit prior to ticket sales.*
Non-Profit and Free to Public Special Event Permits
Need to reserve a City facility?
Reservation for facilities at the Bijou Community Park, the Recreation and Swim Complex or Regan Beach can be made on the City Parks and Recreation Department webpage here. For questions regarding facility rental, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Events may also be subject to regulation or permitting from the following agencies: