Parades, Athletic Events and Other Special Events
A special event permit is required for any event in which people collect to engage in an activity on a city street, sidewalk, alley or city right-of-way or other public property, which may obstruct, delay, or interfere with the normal flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic. Some events and activities on private property may also require a special event permit if it impacts the health, safety, or welfare of the public; has significant noise or visual impacts; impacts the quiet use and enjoyment of others' property; or makes use of city services or resources.
Any person who wishes to conduct or sponsor a parade, athletic event, or other special event in the City of Puyallup is responsible for submitting a special event permit application and the $80.00 application fee to the City Clerk's Office at least 90 days prior to the event. Acceptable forms of payment include exact change cash, personal or business checks, money orders or cashiers' checks.
Permittee shall provide the city clerk with proof of commercial general liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 combined single limits per occurrence prior to obtaining a permit. Additionally, a copy of an endorsement naming the City of Puyallup as an additional insured must be attached to the Certificate of Insurance at the time of application. Acceptable endorsements include: CG 20 10 11 85 (preferred) or CG 20 15 11 88 or CG 20 12 11 85. Endorsements that do not include "sole negligence" coverage shall not be accepted.
Please submit your completed application and application fee of $80.00 no later than 90 days prior to the event date to the City Clerk's Office, 333 S. Meridian, 4th Floor, Puyallup, WA 98371. Acceptable forms of payment include exact change cash, personal or business checks, money orders or cashiers' checks.
Each city department shall review, approve or deny, and assess any charges for labor or equipment to be provided by the city for the event. Upon approval by city departments, the city clerk shall issue the permit with a letter identifying any conditions of approval and any applicable charges that will be billed after the event.