Are you or an organization you belong to planning a special event in the City of Newport Beach? Your first step should be to call the Recreation Department at (949) 644-3151 for information and to determine if there is a need to have a Special Event Permit.
The Newport Beach City Council has established an events ordinance that establishes a coordinated, consistent process for permitting community events that are open to the public, involve City streets, parks, facilities, or services while protecting public health, safety, and welfare. Examples of community events include concerts, parades, walks, demonstrations, fairs, festivals, mass-participation sports, spectator sports, and other public or private gatherings that are not within normal operating procedures.
An event permit information sheet provides specific details on the types of events covered under the ordinance, including types of events, event application fees, submission deadlines, insurance requirements, neighborhood notification, etc.
Special event permit application and instructions can be found by going online to: http://www.newportbeachca.gov/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=10429.
You may also request it by calling the Recreation Department at 644-3151 Monday through Friday from 8am - 5pm.