Special Event vs. Temporary Use Permits

Due to Governor Brown’s Executive Order and the Declaration of a State of Emergency by Mayor Doyle, the city is developing new interim policies for special events permits in order to ensure the health and safety of the Beaverton community. The new interim policy is expected to be announced by the end of May 2020. Special events already scheduled for Summer 2020 may not be able to occur as planned, and new special event permits are likely to be subject to additional requirements and limitations. We strongly encourage you to consider rescheduling your event after the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided. If you have any questions regarding your event application, please reach out to the Special Events Administrator at specialevents@BeavertonOregon.gov.

Which Permit Do I Need?

A Special Event Permit is required if the event is to take place on public property owned by the City of Beaverton, the park district, or within a public right-of-way (e.g. street or sidewalk). Temporary Use Permits are required for some temporary uses and activities involving private property. Generally, Special Event Permits and Temporary Use Permits are not required for indoor events within permanent, non-mobile structures on private property. Other city ordinances apply to indoor events within permanent, non-mobile structures.