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A special event permit allows short-term activities that might not meet the normal development or use standards of the applicable zoning district, but may otherwise be acceptable because of their temporary nature.

Some examples of event elements that would require a Special Event Permit are partial street closures, full sidewalk closures, electrical generators, temporary structures, an event footprint that occupies multiple storefronts, significant impacts created in a parking lot or open-air space, traffic, noise, and/or safety. The collective impact of event elements may also trigger a Special Event Permit. 

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.

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  

 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


  • Special Event Permit GUIDE – Click here for a step-by-step guide for completing the Special Event Permit Application as well as an explanation of what is required.

  • Special Event Permit APPLICATION – Click here for the Special Event Permit Application.  Once completed, please email it to or 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.)

  • Special Event Permit SUBMISSION 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.

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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