Special Events Advisory Committee
If a community group, organization or individual wish to host an event or festival, appropriate documents must be submitted to the City of St. John’s.
Events or festivals, include, but are not limited to: block parties, concerts, festivals, road races, parades, etc.
Please click here for information on weddings in City Parks. Weddings are not considered part of the Special Event Application process.
The Special Event Permit process helps to ensure that all City departments, and external agencies, required to provide services are aware of and prepared for potential conditions arising from the event, i.e. traffic control.
Event organizers in the City of St. John’s are required to submit a Special Event Application for all outdoor event approvals. The application is reviewed by the Special Event Advisory Committee and approvals are provided via a Letter of Permit.
The SEAC advises Organizers of the policies and procedures to be followed in order to receive approval by the City of St. John’s in compliance with all applicable Federal, Provincial and Municipal legislation and regulations.
The SEAC will review the application and provide assistance to the Organizer in meeting all policy requirements. The SEAC will forward recommendations to Council and if approved a Special Events Permit will be issued to the Organizer. City officials or the SEAC may, at any time, cancel the Special Events Permit for reasons of non-compliance with these regulations and/or in the interest of public safety.
The Special Event Advisory Committee is comprised of representatives from various City departments as well as external government and volunteer agencies:
City of St. John's:
Corporate Risk and Recovery Division
Events & Services Division
Parking Services Division
Parks & Open Spaces Division
Planning & Development Division
Roads & Traffic Division
St. John's Regional Fire Department
NL Liquor Corporation
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
St. John Ambulance