Special Event Permits
The purpose of the Special Event Permit Policy is to promote safe and successful Special Events for residents and visitors by standardizing the permitting process for Special Events in Calvert County. The intent is to:
What defines a Special Event?
A High Impact Event is any special event, public or private, with or without alcohol, which:
Special Event Permit Process
|SPECIAL EVENT FEES||2022 FEES||2022 RESIDENT / NON PROFIT FEES|
|Special Event Application||$50||$40|
|Damage / Security Deposit for Large Events (Refundable)||$250||$250|
|Special Event Permit - Under 100 Guests||$50||$40|
|Special Event Permit - 101 to 500 Guests||$100||$80|
|Special Event Permit - 501 to 1500 Guests||$300||$240|
|Special Event Permit - 1501 to 5000 Guests||$500||$400|
|Special Event Permit - 5001 or more Guests||$1000||$800|
|Late Application Fee||$30||$30|
|Alcohol Special Event Fee||$100||$100|
|Water Access Point, Per Day||$25||$25|
|Electric Access Point, Per Day||$25||$25|
|Event Staffing* (As Required by County)||Actual||Actual|
Event & Marketing Coordinator
Calvert County Parks & Recreation
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need a Special Event Permit for a private event at my home or business?
A: No, as your event is on private property and is not open to the public, you will not need to apply for Special Event Permit.
Q: Do I need a Special Event Permit for a private party at a rented pavilion within a County park?
A: No, even though your event is on County property, it is not open to the public, therefore does not require a Special Event Permit.
Q: How long does the Special Event Permit process take?
A: Special Event applications must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to the event. For High Impact Events, application must be submitted 6 months prior to the event. All applications will be reviewed within 10 business days of receipt.