The Seattle Special Events Office processes applications for review by the Special Events Committee and the City’s Special Event Coordinator serves as your primary contact with the Seattle Special Events Committee.
Manager, Citywide Events
Chair, Special Events Committee
Permit Specialist, Special Events Office
Administrative Specialist, Special Events Office
Special Event Forms & Applications
This link includes access to forms and applications necessary for hosting Special Events throughout the downtown Seattle limits. This includes special valet parking permits, park use applications, and noise variance needs. It also includes samples for street festival maps, beer garden parameters and race route maps.
Lt. Susan Blake
Banquet Permits for Private Events
A banquet permit is a permit you apply for that allows the service and consumption of liquor at a private, invitation-only banquet or gathering held in a public place or business. Examples include weddings, company banquets, retirement parties, and club, organization or church events.
Special Occasions License Application
Special Occasion License is a permit that allows a bona fide nonprofit organization to sell liquor at a specified date, time and place. Examples include a fundraising dinner, gala event, auction, or wine tasting.
Seattle Fire Department Permits
This link gives you access to Special Event Fire Permits and guidelines for using facilities for events other than what they are originally intended for. This includes fairs, concerts, sporting events and festivals.
Capt. Tim Munnis
Lt. Tom Heun
Seattle Police Operations Center – General Line
Lt. Ken Hicks
Fixed Post Police Officers
For street use permits, traffic control plans, etc.
For food permits and health department regulation information.