Special Event Park Permit

Mayor's Office of Special Events - MOSE1003
Contact
Mayor’s Office
Mayor's Office of Special Events

901 Bagby St., 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002

832.393.0868
8 am to 5 pm
Plan Review
Required
Inspection
Not Required
Renewal
Not Required
Fee
$59.28 (Additional fees may apply)
Valid Period
Duration of Event
Processing Time
Varies

About

Any request to conduct a park event that is of a size and nature requiring the significant provision or coordination of city services will require a special event permit. If you are not sure if your activities require a special event permit, please call 832-393-0868 to speak with an event coordinator.

After Approval

Permit is good for the event period only. Subsequent events must submit new application.

Conditions & Exceptions

Park fees are based on attendance size. Must complete requisites.

Additional fees may apply depending upon the nature of the event.

Private Use of Park Space

An area within a park may be reserved for personal use for private events (such as a birthday party) or a sports field may be reserved for practice or tournaments through the Houston Parks and Recreation Department's Permits and Reservations Office

What You Need
  • Special Event application, including applicable maps
  • Method of payment: cash, check, money order, bank check/cashier's check

Apply Online

Email the completed application to [email protected].

The received application will not be processed until the application fee is paid, either in person or by mail to:
Mayor's Office of Special Events
901 Bagby Street, Mezzanine Level
Houston, TX 77002

Application will be reviewed for conditional approval and customer will be notified of additional fees and requisites for plan review.

Apply in Person

Bring the completed application and a form of payment to the Mayor's Office of Special Events:
901 Bagby Street, Mezzanine Level
Houston, TX 77002

Apply by Mail

Mail the completed application and fees to:
Mayor's Office of Special Events
901 Bagby Street, Mezzanine Level
Houston, TX 77002

Apply by Fax

Fax the completed application to 832-393-0837.

The received application will not be processed until the application fee is paid, either in person or by mail to:
Mayor's Office of Special Events
901 Bagby Street, Mezzanine Level
Houston, TX 77002

Application will be reviewed for conditional approval and customer will be notified of additional fees and requisites for plan review.

Conditions & Exceptions

Mayor's Office of Special Events reserves the right to refuse any application that does not comply with the codes, ordinances or laws of the City of Houston and/or the State of Texas.

What You Need

Upon conditional approval, the following items must be submitted to MOSE for review:

  • Completed application
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Security control plan
  • Traffic control plan
  • Permission from neighborhood (when required)
  • Other permits and licenses as required
Submit Plans in Person

Submit documents to Mayor's Office of Special Events:
901 Bagby
Houston, TX 77002.

Upon receiving all requisite documents final permit will be assessed.

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