KITTITAS COUNTY COURTHOUSE · 205 WEST 5
, SUITE 108 · ELLENSBURG, WA 98926
(509) 962-7508 · FAX (509) 962-7679
Kittitas County, Washington
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
EVENT APPLICATION PROCESS
1. Submit a completed Event Application and materials to the Kittitas County
Commissioners Office at least 60 days prior to the event. There are several
departments who review the Event Applications and make their determination based
upon the application, written plans and documentation that has been provided. Please
note that additional permits may be required in addition from individual departments
including: the Fire Marshal, Public Health, Environmental Health, Community
Development Services, and the Public Works Department. A $200.00 permit fee is to be
submitted at the time of application for each event. Applications will not be processed
until the permit fee has been received.
2. Once a special event has been approved by the County Commissioners, the site and
facilities may need to be inspected by County officials (including but not be limited to the
Fire Marshal, Sheriff’s Department, and Public Health Department) up to five days in
advance prior to opening to the general public. This is to ensure that you are complying
with the stated plans upon which the approval was made. If you fail to comply with those
requirements, your permit may be revoked and the event closed.
3. Depending upon the nature and scope of the proposed event, other permits may be
required as determined through the application process (liquor license, etc.). Some
events may require approval from other agencies or jurisdictions.
4. Permittee covenants and agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the County, its
officers, agents and employees from any and all claims actions, damages, liability, cost
and expense, including reasonable attorney fees in connection with or occasioned, in
whole or in part by any act or omission of Permittee, its officers, agents, employees,
customers or licenses, or arising from or out of Permittee’s failure to comply with any
provision of the Event Permit granted as a result of this application, regardless of
whether it is alleged or proven that the acts or omissions of the County, its officers,
agents or employees caused or contributed hereto.
Insurance Requirement: A Certificate of Insurance and endorsements specifically
naming “Kittitas County” as an additional insured in the minimum amount of
$1,000,000.00 per occurrence and a$2,000,000.00 aggregate coverage must be
included with the Event Application. This insurance must apply first and on a primary
non-contributing basis in relation to any other insurance or self-insurance available to
Kittitas County. The County Prosecutor’s office may require a greater amount if it is
determined to be necessary for the proposed event.
6. Written statements signed by the applicant and property owner allowing permission to
enter the event site for inspections and stating responsibility for the event and
compliance with the codes is required as part of the written documentation to be
submitted at the time of application.
Before applying for an event it is encouraged that you schedule a time to meet with
County departments so they may assist with questions you may have prior to submitting