Special Event Permit Application
We appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your special event. If your event meets the criteria below, please complete a Special Event Permit Application (SEP) or call the Beaches, Parks and Recreation Department at (949) 361-8264 for more information. Event applications must be submitted 60 days in advance of your event date for consideration.
If your event is not a special event as defined below, but you want to rent one of the facilities at the San Clemente Aquatics Center, Community Center, or a park or ball field, click here for more information.
If you need information on offering classes, such as boot camps, surf lessons, or exercise, click here.
Special Event Permit Criteria: If you are planning an organized activity on public property within the City of San Clemente, you may need a "Special Event Permit". Special Events are usually open to the public, impact public right-of-way, and involve activities outside of normal policy and use of public property. For example (but not limited to): Block Parties, Parades, Surf Contests, Athletic Events, Carnivals, and other large public events all require a Special Event Permit. Activities such as construction projects, funerals or activities that do not at least partially impact the public right-of-way, nor attract more than 20 people during any given 24-hour period do not require a special event permit.
Commercial Filming Permits