A: A Special Event is any activity that occurs upon public or private property that affects the ordinary use of parks, playgrounds, beaches, fields, buildings, public streets, right-of-way, or sidewalks and it may feature entertainment, amusements, food and non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages. Examples of a Special Event include (but are not limited to) festivals, road races, Farmer’s Markets, block parties, carnivals and parades.
Q: How do I apply for a Special Event Permit?
A: Pittsfield has developed a Special Event Checklist & Application Packet to help you plan out the logistics of your event. Event sponsors are responsible for obtaining all proper licenses and permits, and abiding by the rules listed on said licenses. It is our hope that this checklist will enlighten you about the permitting process and the various City Departments involved in event planning. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Licensing Board Clerk at (413) 499-9363. The Recreation Activities Coordinator can also provide guidance on the application process. The Recreation Activities Coordinator’s phone number is (413) 499-9368.
Q: Does the Special Event Permit need to be posted?
A: Yes, the authorized Special Event Permit must be posted in a visible location at your event.