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Thank you for your interest in hosting an event in the City of Littleton. Please complete the entire permit process carefully before you submit your application. You must a complete a Littleton Event Permit if your event includes one of the following:

  • Events with more than 100 attendees held in a city park, street or facility
  • Events that serve or sell alcohol
  • Events that have amplified sound
    PLEASE NOTE: An Amplified Sound Permit (PDF) will be emailed to each applicant for each event that includes amplified sound. The Amplified Sound Permit fee was increased to $75 on January 1, 2018. The Amplified Sound Permit fee is a separate fee and NOT included in the Event Permit fee. Visit the Building Services - Application Fees page for more information about fees.
  • Events that require street closures
  • Events that require city staff time (police, public works or fire personnel)
  • Events that require services from Littleton Fire Rescue or the Littleton Police Department
  • Events that have pyrotechnics
 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
2. PARKS – 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.
Event Contact Information
Event Location
Event Date/Time
General Event Description
Confirmation of Provisions
I have read the attached Littleton Event Permit Policies and Procedures, understand it, and agree to comply with all the provisions set forth therein.
In consideration of the permission by the City of Littleton given the undersigned to use certain Littleton parks, streets, and facilities as per this application, the undersigned herewith agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the City of Littleton from all liability, claim or demand for any event or incident involving damages, injuries, or the non-payment of any obligation incurred by the undersigned, which may be asserted against the City and further agrees to defend the City of Littleton against any claim arising there from, and to pay any judgment which may be obtained, together with costs and attorney’s fees incurred by the City.
Further, the undersigned agrees to furnish, at its cost, such liability insurance, if any, as may be required or requested by the City of Littleton in advance of the time of the intended use of the City park, street or facility.
I, the undersigned, also agree to accept responsibility for all conditions placed on me by the City of Littleton and agree to make restitution for any damage to City property or extra expense incurred by the City. I hereby exempt and release the City of Littleton, its officers, employees, agents and servants from any and all loss, liability, claims, demands, actions, or causes of action whatsoever arising out of any loss, damage or injury that may occur as a result of the referenced event requested herein.
Street Closure
Complete this form if your event is going to require the closure of any public street or alley. If your event is a race or parade, attach the route map in the attachments section at the end of this application.
If your event is not city sponsored and you are closing streets or alleys, you must rent appropriate traffic signs from a reputable company. Below are three companies in the Denver Metro area:
Warning Lites (303-936-2990)
Colorado Barricade (303-922-7815)
National Barricade (303-744-2338)

FEES – All requests for personnel service onsite from Littleton Fire Rescue (LFR) will be charged $80 per hour, per person. An invoice will be sent to the applicant within 14 days upon the conclusion of the event. If personnel are needed, LFR will contact the applicant to sign an agreement.
INSPECTIONS – Inspections are required for pyrotechnics, tents larger than 400 sq. feet with three walls, or canopy tents larger than 700 square feet.
Littleton Fire Rescue Specifics
Littleton Fire Rescue Medical Specifics
PLEASE NOTE: LFR no longer provides medical services for non-city events. If you need to hire medical services, please contact with a private company.
If you will have pyrotechnics at your event, the following documents are required with the application. Email these documents to the fire marshal at Littleton Fire Rescue. 
- State of Colorado display operator of fireworks license
- State of Colorado Retailer of fireworks license
- Certificate of Insurance
- Approval letter for discharge site
- Fireworks storage plan
- Communications plan
- Operating procedures
- Fireworks – size, quantity and aerial effect
- Placarding signs, and labeling
- Termination procedures
- Emergency procedures
- List of onsite personnel listing duties and cell numbers
- Site Plan to include:
o Discharge location
o Fallout area (Minimum 70’ required for every 1” of shell size)
o Transportation and storage of display fireworks onsite
o Fire department access roads
Fire watch personnel – Fireworks Pyro shall provide fire watch personnel, as required, before, during and after the firework display and until it has been verified that all hotspots and devices are safe.
Duties – Fire watch personnel shall keep diligent watch for fires, obstructions to means of egress and other hazards during the time such a place is open to the public or such activity is being conducted and take prompt measures for remediation of hazards, extinguishment of fires that occur and assist in the evacuation of the public from the area.
The Littleton Police Department (LPD) will assess the security plan for your event and will contact you if changes need to be made.
FEES – Hiring of LPD officers is $46 per hour per officer with a two-hour minimum. Patrol vehicle rate is $10 per hour if vehicle is needed for traffic control/enforcement. If you are requesting an LPD presence, call Sgt. Steve Skundberg at 303-795-3846 or email him at sskundberg@littletongov.org after you have submitted your permit.
Police Department Specifics
Amplified Sound
Complete this form if your event is going to include the following:
- A band, DJ or loud music
- Announcements or speeches using microphones or speakers
Amplified sound is only allowed between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. during the week, and 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The sound pressure level must be held to a maximum of 90 db(A) for no longer than 8 hours at a time.

An Amplified Sound Permit (PDF) will be emailed to each applicant for each event that includes amplified sound. The Amplified Sound Permit fee was increased to $75 on January 1, 2018. The Amplified Sound Permit fee is a separate fee and NOT included in the Event Permit fee. Visit the Building Services - Application Fees page for more information about fees.
Event Location and Temporary Use Details
If your event is taking place outdoors in the evening, a lighting plan must be included in your site plan. You can either type the plan below or attach a PDF or JPG document.
Parking must be available on an improved surface if event it taking place in a vacant lot.
City staff will review the event permit once it has been submitted. If a temporary use permit is required, there is a fee of $100 and a required $2,500 refundable deposit. Temporary use permits may be required for use of a city-owned park, use of a vacant lot or the sale of goods.
Special Event Liquor Permit
* Only non-profit organizations or organizations that already hold a liquor permit are allowed to hold a Special Event Liquor Permit to serve alcohol. Requirements are listed on the next page. For non-profits, a separate state form will be emailed to you. This form must be completed in its entirety before your application can be processed.
In order to acquire a special event liquor permit, you must be a non-profit organization. Non-profit organizations are defined as organizations that are social, fraternal, patriotic, political or athletic nature. This permit is for organizations that do not already have an existing liquor license.
A special event liquor permit is required if alcohol is to be sold, served or consumed on premises that do not hold a liquor license or is to be sold by a qualifying organization or club or arts liquor licensed premises. A special event permit may not be issued to the same applicant for more than 10 days in one calendar year.
If approved, the City Clerk’s office will post notice on the premises informing the public of the special event. Questions regarding special event liquor permits can be directed to the City Clerk’s Office at 303-795-3780.
MODIFICATION OF PREMISES: If you hold an existing liquor license and would like to hold an event outside of your permitted liquor area, fill out the modification of premises form here below. If you currently hold a manufacturer's license, file your modification of premises with the State of Colorado.

PRIVATE PARTIES - Alcohol beverages may be served (not sold) at PRIVATE, INVITATION ONLY (persons personally known to the host/hostess) PARTIES that are NOT advertised and are not open to the public. If a business does not have a liquor license or a Special Events Permit (non-profit, political candidate, etc…), they may not serve complementary spirits, wine or malt liquor to customers, either during business hours or after closing. This also applies to grand openings and holiday parties/picnics.
Local Fee (Liquor) - $100 per event
Local fees are payable to the City of Littleton.
  • A diagram of the area to be licensed which clearly depicts the bar and alcohol service areas included in the site plan
  • A copy of a deed, lease, or written permission of the owner of the property for use of the premises
  • A certificate of good standing from the Secretary of the State, issued within the past year


President / Secretary / Political Candidate Information
Event Manager Information

Please use the format "Date, Time".  For example: 3/14/17 12:00 pm-3:15 pm, 3/15/17 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. If you are not complete and precise in your description, your application will be rejected.
I declare under penalty of perjury in the second degree that I have read the foregoing application and all attachments thereto, and that all information therein is true, correct, and complete to the best of my knowledge.
Legal Notice
(12-48-102 C.R.S.
A Special Event Permit issued under this article may be issued to an organization, whether or not presently licensed under Articles 46 and 47 of this title, which has been incorporated under the laws of this state for the purpose of social, fraternal, patriotic, political or athletic nature, and not for pecuniary gain or which is regularly chartered branch, lodge or chapter of a national organization or society organized for such purposes and being non-profit in nature, or which is a regularly established religious or philanthropic institution, and to any political candidate who has filed necessary reports and statements with the Colorado Secretary of State pursuant to Article 45 of Title 1, C.R.S.  A Special Event Permit may be issued to any municipality owning arts facilities at which productions or performances of an artistic or cultural nature are presented for use at such facilities.
If an event is cancelled, the application fees and the day(s) are forfeited. 
Attachments Page
Submit the appropriate files with your Littleton Event Permit application in PDF or JPG format.

Summary of Fees