Special Events Application

Special Events/Public Gathering Applications are needed by any organization that presents an outdoor or indoor special event/public gathering that will require either Police support or other Arlington County staff support, or that may disrupt the surrounding community.

There is no cost to submit the application. However, if your gathering is one that requires County support, such as public safety or trash removal, fees may apply. Small events must apply for a Special Event permit at least 30 days in advance; large events must apply at least 90 days in advance. This ensures that Arlington County has sufficient time to review your application and coordinate any event needs with the proper County resources.

If you have an event or public gathering less than 30 days in the future, call 703-228-1876. Fields marked with * are required. To save a partially-completed application, click "Save and Continue Later" at the end of each section.

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