Special Event Permits

Permit Requirements

All Special Events are defined either as a Civic Event or a Sales and Promotional Event. Such events shall require a permit and be subject to the requirements and conditions contained in Section 410.050(K) of the Bridgeton Code of Ordinances. 

There are no fees associated with Special Event Permits; however, a completed Application to Conduct a Special Event (PDF), with all required information, shall be submitted to the Department of Public Works at least 5 business days prior to the proposed event.

Special Event Types

Civic Event

A Special Event consisting of an outdoor activity sponsored by a nonprofit organization or public agency including, but not limited to:

  • Carnivals
  • Charity runs/walks
  • Collection drives involving such activities such as:
    • Bake, craft, or rummage sales and bazaars
    • Car washes
    • Seasonal tree, pumpkin, or plant sales
  • Community breakfasts/lunches/dinners
  • Concerts
  • Festivals
  • Neighborhood fairs
  • Parades

Sales & Promotional Event

A Special Event consisting of an outdoor activity conducted by a commercial, for-profit user in connection with an established use, on the lot occupied by such use, that is limited to the display and sale of merchandise, but may also include accessory activities such as:

  • Games
  • Product demonstrations or giveaways
  • The provision or sale of food by a mobile food vendor (as defined in Chapter 685 of the Code)
  • Raffles

Signage & Special Events

Be advised: special events shall not be utilized for the placement of temporary signs absent an outdoor activity as defined previously.