Host A Special Event

Colorado Springs is a city that celebrates special events.  From major conventions and international sporting events to community based festivals, parades and athletic activities, the City of Colorado Springs is proud to host hundreds of events each year.

How to Get Started

Documents You May Need 

By hosting a Special event, you may need to review or obtain additional permits. The Office of Special Events will help you determine which ones you need.

Event Planning Timeline

Task Time Prior to the Event
Completed and submitted permit application, application fee and deposit

30 days prior for park

90 days prior for city-wide

Required plans for permit type (i.e. traffic control, parking/shuttle, medical, mitigation, emergency, police/security, waste management) 30-90 days
Certificate of insurance (naming the City of Colorado Springs as additionally insured) 30 days
Noise hardship permit 30 days
Specialty permits (i.e. fireworks,/pyrotechnics, open burning, temporary LPG use, temporary membrane/tent/structure 30 days
Temporary tax license 30 days
Vendor listing 30 days
Peddler's license 30 days
Health Department inspection TBD
park permission to serve alcohol application 90 days
Special event liquor permit 30 days
Revocable permit 30 days
Mitigation of impact 21 days
Site walk-though 10 days

Additional Contact Information

    This listing is provided for event organizers that may need to directly contact outside agencies or City departments for questions or additional information regarding their special event. 

    AGENCY PHONE WEBSITE
    Colorado Springs Utilities 719-668-3835 www.csu.org
    El Paso County
    Public Health
    719-578-3199 www.elpasocountyhealth.org
    Rocky Mountain
    ADA Center
    1-800-949-4232 www.adainformation.org
    Colorado Springs
    Film Commission
    719-685-7630

    www.FilmColoradoSprings.com

     
     
     
    CITY DEPARTMENT PHONE EMAIL
    Office of Special Events 719-385-5940 events@springsgov.com
    Division of the Fire Marshal 719-385-7362 sdsmith@springsgov.com
    Fire - Medical Division 719-385-7219 jveit@springsgov.com
    Police 719-444-7983 chaconma@ci.colospgs.co.us
    Traffic Engineering 719-385-5446 mnordstrom@springsgov.com
    City Sales Tax 719-385-5903 clee@springsgov.com
    City Clerk 719-385-5901 cityclerk@springsgov.com
    Land Use Review 719-385-5396 mpfitzsimmons@springsgov.com
    Risk Management 719-385-5676 jmuth@springsgov.com
    Communications 719-385-5906 commdept@springsgov.com
    City Streets 719-385-5934 streetdivision@springsgov.com
    QUESTIONS?
    Office of Special Events
    1401 Recreation Way
    Colorado Springs, CO 80905
    719-385-5940
    events@springsgov.com