Additional Special Event Permit Information
We encourage applicants with large events to meet with City staff to discuss event layout, fire codes,
street closures, parking, etc. The purpose of this meeting is to assist you in making sure your event
runs smoothly, offer advice and ensure all City codes are being met. Please call the Community
Events and Outreach Department at 954-480-4429 to coordinate the meeting.
Applicant shall be responsible for traffic and crowd control and may be required to hire off-duty
special detail Broward Sheriff Office deputies for traffic and crowd control.
If an applicant intends to install or utilize tents or canopies larger than 10' x 10' in size, permits must
be obtained from the Building Services Division.
All installation, including electrical hook-ups, shall be made at the applicant's expense and approved
in advance by the Building Services Division. Permits must be obtained from the Building Services
Division and be available on the day(s) of the event.
Applicant shall be responsible for maintaining all areas encompassed by the event in a safe, clean
and orderly condition. The applicant will be responsible for the removal of trash or debris, restoration
of damaged shrubs, plants, turf, underground utilities, structures, irrigation, trees and paved surfaces
on any portion of City or other public property. REMINDER: Plastic straws have been banned in The
City of Deerfield Beach. No applicant/vendor will be allowed to sell or distribute plastic straws at any
event at The City of Deerfield Beach.
The sales of alcohol at the event will require the approval of City Commission. If approved to sell,
distribute and consume alcoholic beverages at the event, you will be required to obtain a special
event liquor license from the State of Florida (Liquor Sales Permit).
If the special event is located on public property, a certificate of liability insurance is required from the
individual or organization at the time of application. The certificate must name the City of Deerfield
Beach as additionally insured for the date(s) of the event and must show general liability insurance
with a combined single limit of $1,000,000 for bodily injury and property damage per occurrence.
Product liability in the amount of $100,000 is required if food or beverages are served or sold. As
well, a copy of public premises liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 naming the Broward
Sheriff's Office additionally insured shall be submitted.
- Addresses for additionally insured:
a. City of Deerfield Beach, 150 NE 2nd Ave, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
b. Broward Sheriff's Office, 2601 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Submit your completed application via mail or in person (Tuesday & Thursday 2:00pm to 4:00pm) to
the Community Events and Outreach Division located at the City of Deerfield Beach, 401A SW 4th
Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 or fax to 954-420-2274. Applications may also be emailed to
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If requesting a waiver of fees for such items as permits, item rentals, or parking, the waiver of fees
must be presented before City Commission for approval. If the application must go before City
Commission for approval, the complete application must be received 60 days prior to the event date,
The City of Deerfield Beach has three locations available for hosting a beach wedding. If interested
in using one of the three available locations, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at
954-571-2672 regarding pricing as well as the proper permitting process. Please note, a special
event application is not necessary for beach weddings.