Any group, organization or individual holding an event in
the City of Orlando must submit a permit application at least 60
days prior to an event. A larger event will require more time to
obtain the necessary approvals. Permit applications can be
clicking here or by contacting
the Orlando Police Department (OPD) Special Events Coordinator
Fees may apply for different activities/services such as:
assemblies, parades, foot races, block parties, fireworks, aeronautics,
loud speakers and street closures.
When do I need an 18A permit?
An 18A permit is required when any event with 100 people or
more is taking place on City property or will impede a City
roadway. All applications must be approved by City Council and
submitted at least 60 days prior to the event.
What should I do if I need an alcohol license or extension?
Before applying for an alcohol license or extension you must
apply for an 18A permit or receive permission from OPD if an 18A
is not required for your event. You should then obtain an
application for an alcohol license or extension at the State
Beverage Office located at 400 W. Robinson St.
The completed application must then be signed by both the
Revenue Office and City of Orlando Permitting Services. Upon
approval, the State Beverage Office will process your
application. Please allow up to 14 days for processing. (It may take longer depending upon the number of applications
that have been received.) Upon
completion you may obtain your final permit from the State
Division of Alcoholic Beverages/Tobacco (State)
What is a block party permit?
It is applied for by Neighborhood Associations or a group of
neighbors wanting to have a street party in front of their
homes. No more than 100 people are allowed in attendance and no
alcohol is permitted. This permit involves a portion of the road
being closed during the hours of the party.
When do I need a
A loudspeaker permit is required when any amplified device is to
be used outside on City property or private property.
What is an aeronautical permit?
An aeronautical permit is required when helicopters will be
within the City limits, at any one location, for any length of
time (i.e. helicopter rides, installing air conditioning units
on buildings, etc.).