The Littleton Event Permit is designed to help citizens, businesses, civic groups, schools and nonprofits with the approval process for hosting events within the City of Littleton. There is a $25 fee for each application.
All applications must be received at least 60 days prior to the event. The city may deny permits on the basis of use or inadequate lead time.
1. RULES - All permitted events taking place on city property must abide by the following rules:
Hours: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Leash law enforced
Motor vehicles in parking areas only
Activities prohibited: use of glass containers, golfing, littering, camping/loitering
– The City of Littleton manages Geneva Lake Park and the grounds at Bemis Library and Littleton Museum. If an event is to take place in another park in Littleton, permission must be granted by South Suburban Parks and Recreation (SSPR) at 303-798-5131, or visit www.sspr.org
. Upload this letter in the attachments section at the end of this application.
Alcohol is allowed in city parks ONLY if an alcohol special events permit is obtained. Decorations must be removed immediately following the event. There will be no driving of stakes, tent pegs, sign posts, etc., or driving vehicles on turf/bike paths or streets unless previously approved by the Public Works Department or SSPR.
3. INSURANCE – If an event will take place in a city building, park or street, the city requires liability insurance covering both the applicant and the city in the minimum amounts of $1,000,000 per person/$1,000,000 per occurrence. Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine if additional insurance is required. Certificates of insurance must name the City of Littleton as an additional insured party and must be approved by the city staff prior to the event. If the park, streets or facility are found to be in unacceptable condition, the City of Littleton will implement proper cleanup and/or repairs, the actual cost of which will be billed to the person(s) responsible for making application to the city for the Event Permit.
4. ALCOHOL - It is prohibited by city ordinance to consume any alcoholic beverages in parks and other public places without a permit. Special Event Permits are available to not-for-profit organizations only. If the requesting organization has an existing liquor license, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 303-795-3780 to determine if a city or state permit is needed.
5. SITE PLAN – Every Littleton Event Permit must be accompanied by a site plan that outlines event setup, alcohol boundaries, location of items such as tents, restrooms, etc.
If the event is taking place on a location other than the event organizer’s property, a letter of permission must be included in the site plan with the land owner’s name, address and phone number. Upload this letter in the attachments section at the end of this application.
6. SALES TAX – If sale of food, drinks, souvenirs, service or other taxable items or activities take place, the requesting organization shall be responsible for collection and payment of all sales tax. Special
Event Sales Tax licenses are available online here:
7. REIMBURSEMENT - All permitted events are required to reimburse the city for all services and expenses incurred by the city specifically due to the event. Reimbursement is required for services such as, but not limited to: additional police, public works, and fire personnel; additional waste pick-up, erection of barricades, general cleanup of the area, street cleaning, and restroom maintenance. The applicant is responsible for all damages incurred to facility(s) and grounds during the event. The city, at its sole discretion, shall determine the number of city staff required to support a special event.
8. CANCELLATION - The City of Littleton reserves the right to cancel and/or postpone the use of streets, parks and facilities at any time. If the applicant must cancel event for any reason(s) other than weather, 48 hours advance notice must be provided to the Public Works Department. The $25 application fee will not be refunded.
9. NOTIFICATION - Notification of adjacent property owners may be required at the direction of city staff.
10. FAILURE TO COMPLY – Failure to comply with the above guidelines and procedures may result in additional fees. If guest(s) are unable to adhere to the above stated guidelines, event organizers may be asked to leave the premises and/or may be ticketed by the Littleton Police Department.