Special Event Permit
Special Events and Parades Permit
Events Requiring Permit
The City of Mesquite requires permits for most events that involve a large gathering of people on public property, as well as some events on private property. Any event that requires the closing of roads or restricts access to public property, such as a parade or run, will require a permit. Events that have temporary stages or large tents such as carnivals and festivals will also require a permit. Please follow the link below to the ordinance, to view the specific events requiring a permit.
- Special Events Permit Application
- Special Event Brochure- English and Spanish
- Special Events Permit Guidelines
- Special Events Permit Ordinance
Obtain a Permit
The Special Events and Parades Permit must be applied for through the Building Inspection department 45 days prior to the event in order to ensure that City staff and all required departments have enough time to adequately review the application. The application processing fee ranges from $50-$250 dependent on attendance size. Please review the Guidelines and apply for the permit utilizing the online permitting software. Staff will review your request and provide any required logistical recommendations needed to make the event a success. If you have more questions feel free to contact the Building Inspection department at 972-216-6212.
- City of Mesquite Temporary Food Service Permit Application
- City of Mesquite Parks and Recreation Facilities Information
- City of Mesquite Parks and Recreation Facilities Use Guidelines
- Sample Special Event Notification Letter
- Online Permitting FAQs
Special Events and Parades Application Fee
*The Base Application Fee is not inclusive of additional departmental charges if necessary.
**Expedited application fee will apply to any event that does not have an application filed in required days in advance of event.