Welcome to the Orlando Police Department Permits (Special Events) web page. The following information should help answer some of your questions whether or not you need a permit from the Orlando Police Department. If none of the following permits fit your needs, contact
City Permitting Services at 407-246-2271 to see if they may be able to assist you.
Outdoor Public Assembly Permit (18A): Required when any event, of 100 or more people, is taking place on city property or will impede a city roadway. When a temporary structure or alcohol will be in the street, or if there will be vending on a city street or property, the application must be approved by City Council (the application must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the event).
Aeronautical Permit: 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.)
Block Party Permit: Required when a Neighborhood Association or a group of neighbors want
to have a block party in front of their homes (they must be part of the
immediate neighborhood). No more than 200 people are allowed in attendance and
alcohol is permitted. This permit involves a portion of the road being closed during the hours of the party.
Fireworks Permit: Required for any fireworks (pyrotechnics)
Loudspeaker Permit: Required when any amplified device is to be used outside on city property or private property.
If an alcohol license or extension is needed for your event, the
application can be obtained at the State Beverage Office (400 W.
Robinson St). Once the application is obtained, the Revenue Office
and City of Orlando Permitting Services -
Zoning (City Hall) must sign off on it. (Zoning will not approve
this until OPD Permitting has approved your event.) Once you
get approval from Revenue and Zoning, your final alcohol permit may
be obtained from the State Beverage Office. The State Beverage
Office needs at least 14 days before your event to
process the application. (If the number of applications is high, it
can take longer to get approval.)
If you still have questions after you've reviewed all applicable
information for your permitting needs, you can call the Special
Event Coordinator, Freda Vick, Orlando Police Department at
407-246-3661. You can also e-mail her at