Planning an Event?

Planning Your Special Event in Sanford

Special events are a great way to highlight your organization and the community to both visitors and residents of Sanford.  It is the City of Sanford's objective to help make sure that the event is safe, successful and planned effectively.

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You need to obtain a Special Events Permit if........

•Event is open to the public with or without a charge

•Event takes place at a City of Sanford facility, or on public property or at a business

•Event requires City services

•Event involves closure or modification of traffic flow of local streets or any arterial street

The submission of a Special Event application may be one of several applications an event organizer may need to submit.  The responses to questions in the application will help the City inform you of other necessary permits and approvals needed.

 For additional questions on a special event please contact Sanford Recreation Department 407.688.5120 option 6

Important Documents:

•Special Events Application & Permit - Special Event Application & Policy

•Historic District Entertainment Map - Historic District Entertainment Map

• Alcoholic  Beverage and Tobacco Application Special Event Permit- Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Application Special Event Permit


City Telephone Numbers:

Business Tax License 407.688.5150

Fire Marshall (Tents and inspections) 407.688.5050 extension 5300 or 5301

Economic Development 407.688.5000 extension 6048

Park Rentals, Shelters & Splash Pad 407.688.5103

Recreation Department (Special Events)  407.688.5120 option 6

Parks & Grounds Operations (Park Rentals & Shelters) 407.688.5103 

Planning & Engineering Department (Zoning) 407.688.5140

Police Department 407.688.5070

Public Works Department 407.688.5080

Streets Department 407.688.5000 extension 5405


Other Useful  Numbers:

State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations 850.487.1395 or website:              

Florida Department of Agriculture 850.245.130 or website:

DBPR’s Division of Hotels and Restaurants provides THIS  Guide to Temporary Food Service Events.

DBPR’s Division of Hotels and Restaurants utilizes THIS Temporary Event Checklist