Apply for Special Event?

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In accordance with the City of Panama City Municipal Code 17-8, applications for an outdoor special events permit, for the safety and well-being of participants and the public, the City of Panama City requires submission of a Special Event Application along with a to-scale site plan for both city owned property events and non-city owned property events.

As of October 11, 2021, only applications submitted through our *new* online process at the link below will be accepted. No manual submissions will be processed.

To begin the online application process please click here. Please pay close attention to the special instructions on the cover letter. The cover letter will give you tips on how to get answers to any questions you may have. If you have additional questions please contact the Quality of Life Special Events Coordinator, Michelle Zirkle, via email at or by telephone at (850)704-6959. Remember, completed applications must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to your event. An application is not considered complete until it is accepted via digital signature by the Special Events coordinator.

If there is an unauthorized Special Event in the City of Panama City, the City Manager or designee shall have the authority to cancel and suspend the event.

Optional Documentation.

From time to time applications may require additional documentation for things like parade routes or run/walk routes. Most of these can be found at the links below. Please note, when submitting additional documentation to the "Other" tab, documents must be combined as one single file and uploaded.

Panama City Police Department Extra Duty Request

Florida DOT Request For Road Closure