Special Events Applications

Sponsor Responsibilities

All of the departmental permit applications needed for hosting an event in the City of Buffalo are available in PDF format below. Permit applications for the Erie County Department of Health are included for your convenience.

Submit the following to the Special Events office:

  • Special Events Application
  • Event Requirements Form
  • Map or diagram of the location of the event
  • Any outstanding evaluations or accounting from previous year’s event if applicable
  • Copy of current year project budget
  • Copy of Certificate of Insurance naming the City of Buffalo as additional insured at the above address if utilizing a City owned venue
  • Copy of event security contract
  • Application Fee of $200. Payable to the City of Buffalo

Additional Permit & License Information

  • This packet includes the all of the potential departmental permits needed for hosting an event in the City of Buffalo. All City and County permits are included for your convenience
  • Sponsor is responsible for obtaining, completing and submitting all additional permits or licenses that may be required for a particular event
  • It is the responsibility of the event organizer to provide the City of Buffalo permit office (room 301) with a list of approved vendors at least 30 days in advance. It is also the responsibility of the event producer to make sure all vendors have applied for the required temporary stand and Erie County Health Department permits.

All Special Event Forms

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