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


In order to ensure a secure and safe event it is necessary that business owners and managers work directly with the Village so that all necessary permits, including a special event permit, are secured prior to the event. These guidelines are enforced by the Division of Code Compliance and Palmetto Bay Policing Unit.

  1. Complete a Special Event Application (PDF) and submit the completed form to the Planning and Zoning Division at least two weeks prior to an event.
  2. Complete a Special Event/Banner Application (PDF) (if applicable)

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.