halloween crowdThe City of West Hollywood issues Special Event Permits for many different types of events.

Each business in the City of West Hollywood is allowed to have 12 Special Event Permits per calendar year.  Businesses must submit a Special Event Permit Application for each proposed event.

Some examples of events that would require a Special Event Permit are: a cocktail party at a retail store, a premiere party with live music or temporary valet, a walk-a-thon, a pet adoption, a sidewalk sale, an after-party with food trucks, and many more.

In order to determine whether the event you’re planning will require a permit, please complete the Special Event Permit Application form. Once completed, please email to SpecialEventPermit@weho.org.  

 Special Event Permit Counter Hours



 Monday - Thursday

8:00 a.m until

6:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. until

5:00 p.m.


 Staff Contact Information

 Phone 323.848.6447
 Email  SpecialEventPermit@weho.org


  • Special Event Permit Submittal Policy [PDF] A complete Special Event Permit application must be submitted at least 48 hours before the start of any production activity related to the event.
  • Special Event Permit Application – Click here for the Special Event Permit Application.  Once completed, please bring the Special Event Permit Application to the 3rd floor of City Hall.

  • Special Event Permit Fees – Click here for the current rates for Special Event Permits.  Please note that these costs reflect only the Special Event Permit fees.  Additional fees may apply based on specific event elements (for example: temporary valet fees, encroachment fees, public safety fees, parking meter fees, etc.)

Please note that all Special Event Permits are discretionary and submitting a Special Event Permit Application does not guarantee the approval of an event. Only after a business has satisfactorily fulfilled all of the City’s requirements and the Special Event Permit Application has been approved by all applicable parties will the Special Event Permit be deemed approved.


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