Special Events/ Banner Permits

Planning a Special Event at Your Business


The Village of Palmetto Bay is a strong supporter of local businesses and understands the financial and community benefits derived from promotional or special events. Special Events are activities typically held by businesses to promote products, attract clientele, and increase sales. In most instances, special event activities attract larger than usual groups of people at once. 

Examples of Special Events

Below is a representative list of special events that a local business may organize.  Please note that this list is not exhaustive.  If you have any questions about the Village's requirements for the next special events at your Palmetto Bay business location, please contact our Planning & Zoning division for assistance.

  • Grand openings
  • Public promotions
  • Black Friday sales
  • Cinco de Mayo celebration
  • Autograph signings
  • Public contests

Special Event Permitting Process During COVID-19

Palmetto Bay is now accepting Special Event Banner applications.  Since Village Hall is presently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, interested parties may download the application form from the link below, complete the form accordingly and email the form to Karla Morales at kmorales@palmettobay-fl.gov.  Alternatively, you may drop off the completed application at the dropbox located just outside the main entrance to Village Hall.  Drop off times are Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.   Once reviewed, the approved application will be provided to you via email.  Make sure to include your email and contact information in case we have any questions concerning your application.   

If you have any questions, please call us at 305-259-1234. 

Special Event Requirements


  • Become familiar with the requirements of the Village's noise and sign ordinances and contact the Planning and Zoning staff if you have any questions.
  • Depending on size and other factors, tents and stages may require a building permit in addition to the special event permit.
  • Food preparation and alcoholic beverages require additional documentation to be attached with the special event permit application.
  • Note that certain rules and regulations apply to the appearance, duration, location, and size of special event banners.
Each venue is unique and will have different requirements. We urge that you contact the Planning and Zoning Division for guidance to a safe, pleasant, successful, and Village-approved event.