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Culture & Recreation
Events in Public Street or Park
Indoor Events without Certificate for Assembly
City of Phoenix
Planning and Development
Temporary Assembly Events
Outdoor Events on Private Property
Outdoor events held in parking lots or other privately owned open spaces require a number of permits and/or licenses depending upon the features included in the event. Please select the links below for
items that apply to your event.
Zoning approval through an Administrative Temporary Use Permit (ATUP). The
Zoning Temporary Use Guide
can walk you through the process with the Planning & Development Department.
Public Outdoor Assembly Permit
from the Fire Department if your projected attendance is 500 or more or you have 50 or more people within barricades or fencing.
Also required if included in the event:
in excess of 800 square feet or
in excess of 1,200 square feet, a
Tent/Canopy/Membrane Structure Permit
from the Fire Department is required.
If the event includes
generators or temporary wiring
to an existing electrical panel, a permit from the Planning & Development Department is required. The documents
Temporary Event Power
Temporary Generators Serving Temporary Wiring
answer common questions and provide guidance on obtaining these permits.
bleachers and any stage or platform
higher than 30" require a building permit from the Planning & Development Department. More information can be found in the
and the use of
are regulated by Maricopa County. Their
provides information on how to obtain the appropriate permits.
If you plan to include the
sale or service of alcohol
, a liquor license is required. Qualified organizations may apply for a Special Event liquor license. Visit the
"Special Event" section
of the License Services website for detailed information. If you plan to extend an existing active liquor license into unlicensed areas adjacent to the premises, you need to apply for an
Extension of Premises
. Once the city approves the special event liquor license application or the extension of premises, the
Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses & Control
must review and ultimately approve the special event license/extension of premises before alcohol may be served or sold.