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.
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
•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