Special Event Applications

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Special Events help create a vibrant and interesting community.  They also involve advance planning, logistics and can create impacts that require Village services and regulation.
To make sure your next event runs smoothly, please contact the Village at (847) 359-9050 with plenty of lead time to determine the need for a Special Event Permit and start the application process.

A Special Event Application must be completed for the following special events:
  • All outdoor events held on Village property, i.e., streets, sidewalks, and/or deemed to significantly impact normal Village operations (such as Police patrol, Fire/EMS service, etc.) are considered special events. 
  • An event that requests any of the following actions is considered a special event: - Any Event requiring street closures (except block parties, which are not considered special events). - Events that require closure of Village parking lots and/or the use of Village-owned property. - An outdoor event held by a licensed business that will be open to the general public is considered a special event and requires a special event permit. Examples of such events include sidewalk sales, tent sales, promotions held in parking lots, etc.
  • An event that is open to the general public and provides alcoholic beverages

Special Event Applications

Special Event Permit Application 
Temporary Food Event Permit Application

Special Event Liquor License Application
Special Events Liquor Server
Temporary Structure/Tent Permit Application
Tag Day Permit Application

Other Special Event Guidelines/Resources

IDPH Sanitation Guidelines for Farmers' Markets
IDPH Food Service Sanitation Code
Illinois Special Event Retailer's Liquor License Application
Taxes at Fairs, Festivals, Flea Markets, and Craft Shows 

Other Event Applications

Block Party Request Form
Outdoor Sound Waiver Permit Application
Raffle Application Form


Special Event Outreach Resources

Palatine Calendar of Events Request
Palatine TV Slide Request


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