Special Event Permit Application

Thank you for considering Pittsfield as the venue for your organization's special event. 

What is the definition of a special event?
Special Event is any activity that occurs upon public or private property that affects the ordinary use of parks, playgrounds, beaches, fields, buildings, public streets, right-of-way, or sidewalks and it may feature entertainment, amusements, food and non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages. Examples of a Special Event include (but are not limited to) concerts, festivals, road races, walks, Farmer’s Markets, block parties, parades and carnivals.

Do I need a Special Event Permit?

To determine if a permit is needed for your event, please contact the Recreation & Special Events Coordinator at 413-499-9371.

Special Event FAQs can be viewed here.

Special Event Permit Application

If your planned activity meets the special event definition, you must submit a completed Special Event Permit Application at least 45 days prior to the event and no more than one year in advance of your proposed event date.  The non-refundable application fee is $25.00 and can be paid online with Visa, Master Card, Discover, Amex and debit from a checking account.

Click here if you are new to the process and need more information 
Click here if you already have an account and are ready to submit an application

Becky Manship, Recreation & Special Events Coordinator
Community Development Department
City Hall, Room 205
70 Allen Street
Pittsfield, MA

Phone: 413-499-9371
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.