If you are planning a special event that will take place on a public
street, sidewalk, park or other public place in Bothell, you may need to
apply for a special event permit. Please read below to identify the
requirements for your event:
A Neighborhood Block Party Application (PDF) is for neighborhood events that temporarily close a street but do not meet the conditions of a special event. For questions about the neighborhood block party application, please contact the Bothell Police Department at 425-486-1254 at extension 5529.
A Special Event Permit (PDF) is required to use any type of a city owned property when one or more of the following conditions exists (BMC 5.06):
The proposed event is reasonably likely to involve more than 75 people;
The proposed event is reasonably likely to require City personnel
for road closures, traffic control, crowd control, or other safety and
Public rights of way are impeded by the event’s activities.
The proposed event requires approval from two (2) or more City departments;
Special circumstances which require (1) the coordination of multiple
uses of public property; (2) assuring the preservation of public
property and public places; (3) prevention of dangerous, unlawful or
impermissible uses; and/or (4) protection of the safety of persons and
property around the event; as determined by the City Manager or
For questions about the special event permit, please contact the City Clerk's office at 425-806-6150.