After your Special Event Application is submitted, we will let you know via email which supplemental applications must be completed in order to complete your application.
Will alcoholic beverages be sold, served, distributed or consumed at this event? *
Will this event have bleachers or booths? *
Will this event require city equipment or services? *
Will this event involve assembling, building, erecting or constructing any temporary structures on or off the boardwalk? *
Will this event require delivery of any materials, item or equipment on/across the boardwalk? *
Will food and/or beverages be sold, served or distributed at this event? *
Will fuel be kept on-site or will this event have a generator? *
Does this event involve a parade, march or procession? *
Will this event hire City Police or request a Police escort? *
Do you intend on hiring security for this event? *
Will this event require set up or breakdown? *
Will this event have signs, sign boards or banners? *
Will this event have speakers or a sound amplification system? *
Will this event have tents or canopies? *
Will this event require city street or sidewalk closure or interfere with flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic? *
After your application is submitted, we will let you know via email which departments must be contacted in order to complete your application.
Written permission should explain the detailed use of the private property
Please describe the type and quantity of medical resources that will be on scene at this event. On-site equipment/supplies (ambulance, CPR equipment, defibrillator, first aid kit, wheel chair) should be identified as well *
The plan should describe how you or your organization plans to address:
1) emergencies 2) crowd control/venue safety 3) weather related emergencies 4) evacuation 5) cancellation of
If applicable, this plan should also include a timeline of events for each day (including set-up and breakdown) to reflect the number of security personnel per shift and the duration of the shift.
If this event does not require a security plan, please write in the below space "NA," followed by an explanation as to why the plan is not needed.
Applicants must leave their permit area clean, otherwise, the applicant/organization will be billed for any/all cleanup fees and personnel hours incurred by the City of Atlantic City as deemed by the Department of Public Works Director
Please describe how your event intends to clean and remove waste during and after the event below *
The description should include any websites this event plans to utilize *
Therefore, you are encouraged not to make any arrangements for the event until receiving approval from the city.
Having alcohol at this event may require an additional application, review and approval with the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
The plan should include how this event will
1) handle/prevent overconsumption
2) carding/identification procedures of patrons who intend on consuming alcohol at this event, and
3) how to prevent "pass-offs" of alcoholic beverages to underage patrons.
Your event may be required to end the sale, disbursement and/or service of alcohol (1) hour before the event is scheduled to conclude.
Please contact the Department of Public Works (609) 347-5700 for further information.
An "Application for Street and/or Sidewalk Closing Permit " may be required. Please contact the Engineers Office.
All vehicles participating in the parade will be required to fill out an "Application for Boardwalk Vehicle" permit. Please contact the Engineers
Office (609) 347-5360 for further assistance.
Participants involved in a parade, march, or procession are not permitted to throw, toss or drop objects from any float or vehicle.
The applicant, organization and participants are required to provide at least one crew member who is responsible for cleaning up
any waste produced by any animals or livestock that are part of the parade, march or procession.
Please contact the Atlantic City Police Department-Special Employment Office (609) 347-5474. A "Police Detail Request Form" will be required.
For questions regarding the SORA act, please contact the New Jersey State Police at (609) 341-3426 or (609) 633-9352. Security Companies will be required to supply proof of license, bond and insurance.
Please note, NO private security can be armed with firearms. Please contact the Atlantic City Police Department-Special Employment Office at (609) 347-5474 with any questions or concerns.
It is a requirement there be provided a minimum of twenty (20) feet for emergency lanes throughout the event venue.
Additional drawings (close-up) of certain locations within the site plan may be required.
2. Proof of insurance shall be provided 30 calendar days prior to the event. Applicants shall at their own cost and expense furnish a policy or policies for property damage and bodily injury in the amount specified by the City's Risk Manager. Also, the City must be named as an additional insured. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide the required certificate of insurance when it is required from a third party vendor.
3. At the request of the City, applicant shall have developed a comprehensive security plan and emergency medical services plan and shall submit said plans to the City for review and approval.
4. Premises shall be left in as good a condition as received with reasonable wear and tear expected. All trash shall be disposed of properly. Applicant accepts responsibility for any damages which might occur during the period of use. City property shall not be removed from the premises. The City reserves the right to invoice the applicant post-event for return of Premises to as good a condition as received with reasonable wear and tear expected.
5. Applicant must promptly reimburse the City for any damages of any kind to City property, outside of reasonable wear and tear, which may result from the use by the applicant of the City's premises under the permission granted herein.
6. The City reserves the right to invoice the Applicant post event for City services, materials, and equipment or any other costs incurred by the City.
7. Applicant shall comply with all laws, rules and regulations of the federal, state and local governments governing operations and conduct on City property. Applicant will also comply with all requirements of this application and any issued permits.
8. The noise level shall not exceed the maximum applicable permitted levels or time restrictions as permitted by Local and State law. For reference, see Atlantic City Code Section 186-6 (Maximum permissible sound levels.)
9. The Permittee, its agents, employees, officers and assignees assume all liability for any injury to persons or damage to public or private property caused, directly or indirectly, by the permitted event. Furthermore, the Permittee, its agents, employees, officers and assignees agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the City of Atlantic City, its agents, representatives, employees and officers against any and all claims, damages, losses, and expenses (including by not limited to attorney fees, court costs, and cost of appellate proceedings), related to , arising out of, or alleged to have resulted from the acts, errors, mistakes, or omissions of the Permittee, its agents, employees, contractors, subcontractors, customers, invitees, guests or other persons doing business with the applicant, in connection with the Special Event described in the application and or permit.
10. Applicant agrees that the information in this application is true and correct to the best of their knowledge. Applicant certifies that they have read, understand and agree to abide by the rules and regulations governing the proposed Special Event. Any misrepresentation or deviation from the final permit conditions may result in immediate revocation of the permit, halting of the event, and probationary use of City property in the future.
11. Cancellation of a permit or permit application must be submitted in writing. Permit fees and application fees are non refundable if the event is cancelled due to any circumstance. Applicant is liable for City incurred expenses for events which are cancelled. Failure to use the dates approved on the permit shall be considered grounds for cancellation of your Event. Please contact the Mayors Office of Special Events to reschedule your Event.
12. Applicant agrees to inform the Mayors Office of Special Events of any changes to this application at least ten (10) business days prior to the date of the Special Event.
13. Applicant agrees and understands that an approved special event application does not preclude the City from conducting City business related to its properties or assets in its best interest. This may include the repair, renovation or redevelopment of the location listed in the application. In this event the City will work with the applicant to choose a suitable replacement site or venue.
The city reserves the right to increase the amount of coverage and expand coverage requirements based on the specific events planned. Risk Management will advise the applicant of final insurance requirements upon a review of a completed Special Event Application.
If you are purchasing insurance specific to this event, the city recommends you consult with the city Risk Management office prior to purchasing insurance. The City of Atlantic City is not responsible for purchasing your insurance and reserves the right to cancel this event should proof of insurance not be submitted.
All proposed activities and events are subject to the approval of the City of Atlantic City. The city and applicable reviewing offices will not consider your event for approval if the application is incomplete. You will be notified if the application is approved.
Prior to the issuance of an approved Special Event Application, costs incurred are the sole expense and risk of the event organizer/promoter.
Do not assume that all aspects of the event will be approved. You may be asked to amend your plan(s) or event(s) based on, but not limited to; the availability of services, scheduling of other events and/ or the need to maintain order and safety in and around the event.
Therefore, you are encouraged not to make any arrangements for your event until approval from the city has been received.
Please ensure you complete any necessary secondary permit requirements needed at this time. The completed Special Event Application and fees should be returned no less than 45 days prior to the event. Please refer to the "Special Event Breakdown" on page (4) for larger events.
Once your application is received, it will be reviewed by the Office of Special Events. If there are any questions or there is a need for more information, you will be contacted with further instructions. Once the Mayors Office of Special Events reviews the application and it appears the application is complete, it will be sent to representatives of the Special Events Citywide Team.
This Citywide Team is comprised of Police, Fire, Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Mercantile, Engineers Office, Construction, Public Works, Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC), Health Department, Beach Patrol, Risk Management, Solicitor's Office and the Office of Special Events.
If the Office of Special Events or representatives of the Special Events Citywide Team believe a meeting is required, you will be notified for the date and time to meet. You may be required to present a summary of the event at the meeting and also have professional service providers (i.e.. Security Company, Medical Provider, Producers) present at the meeting as well, if applicable to your event.
Additional permits may be required depending on the details of your event. These secondary permits will require additional fees.
Completion of this application does not guarantee the approval of this event.
"Cut-Off" time is a predetermined time(s) or pace(s) which participants must satisfy to remain active in the event
We will let you know via email:
1. which departments must be contacted
2. which supplemental applications must be completed