Government

Contact Information:

Permit Center
6300 Southcenter Blvd., #100
Tukwila, WA 98188

Phone: 206 431-3670
Fax: 206 431-3665

Special Event Permits

APPLY FOR A SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT

Special Event applications are now submitted and processed via the Permit Center’s online permitting system.

Use the link below to access the City’s main permitting page:

Permit Center and On-Line Permitting

REQUIRED SUBMITTAL DOCUMENTS WHEN APPLYING FOR A SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT

All documents need to be PDF

  • A completed Special Event Application
  • SITE MAP to show layout of event with the following:
    • North, indicated by a directional arrow symbol
    • Name of the venue, surrounding streets and intersections (each is labeled)
    • The overall event area or route, including any requested street closures or reserved parking, and vendor load in/out areas
    • The location and dimensions of physical equipment/ structures to be placed. This includes stage(s), vendors, vehicles, food trucks, hand washing stations, tents, signs, barricades, shelters, banners, inflatables, balloon arches, portable toilets, fencing, etc.
    • Electrical plans for vendors and stages must be clearly marked and labeled indicating generators, outlets, spider boxes, cord covers for all pathway crossings
    • The location of adjacent buildings and Fire Lanes in relation to where event is located
    • A key or legend on the map that defines all symbols or abbreviations
  • Provide a copy of Event Flyer / Brochure / Invitation (if applicable)
  • When applicable, a Traffic Control Plan is required for all walking, running, cycling, or racing events using public roads or trails.
    • This plan is developed by the applicant to identify and mitigate any traffic and parking impacts caused by the event. It is also used to propose vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian route detours.
  • A signed authorization from the Property Owner, allowing event to take place on their property
  • Additional information may be required after the application is reviewed

WHEN IS A SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT REQUIRED

The Special Event Permit is for temporary events held on private property that are not part of the permanent and daily routine of the business such as; festivals, sidewalk/parking lot sales; gatherings or events such as musical performances with amplified music / amplified speaking; events with vendors, etc.

It is also used for events that may require the closing of a city street, right-of-way, or trail such as a block party, organized walk /run or bike ride event, etc.

For events that will be held at City facilities (Tukwila Community Center, City Parks/Shelters) such as weddings, group parties, meetings or picnics/parties please contact Tukwila Parks and Recreation Rental Office at 206-767-2322

WHAT ARE THE FEES

  • $400.00 for an event held in Commercial/Industrial/Manufacturing Zoning *
  • $100.00 for an event held in Residential Zoning or for an event incorporating use of City trail system *

*A Technology and Convenience fee will be added to the cost of the Special Event permit *

If it is determined that the event requires additional City resources beyond the normal scope of City business, additional fees for those required resources/staff will be assessed.