Special Event Permits

COIVD-19 Information for Special Events 

Due to the Governor's restrictions related to large concerts, festivals and sporting events, the City of Silverton is not currently accepting special event permit applications for these types of gatherings. Gatherings and events of a smaller size may submit an application for review.  

Does my Gathering or Event Require a Permit?

In order to ensure adherence to State requirements, all park & facility reservation requests must go through the Special Event Permit application process. Please view the table below to find out if your gathering needs a permit. Permits and supporting documents must be received no later than 45 days in advance of the event. 

 Activity  Permit Requirement
My group size will be more than 50 people special event permit is required
I do not want to make a reservation to use a picnic area and have 50 or less attendees Picnic spaces without a reserved sign are available on a first-come basis
I want to host an event or gathering on public property such as a street, sidewalk,  or other public property that expected to have an uncommon impact on such public property or require the provision of public services. A special event permit may be required - contact the Special Event Coordinator

Special Event Requirements

Temporary changes have been made to the special event process. All park reservation requests must submit a special event permit. Please view the list below and view the Special Event Permit Application for more information on requirements. 

Some requirements to consider prior to submitting a special event application (see policies and application for full list of requirements):
A certificate of liability insurance naming the City of Silverton as an additional insured will be required (often obtained through homeowners or event insurance companies).

A $50.00 special event permit application fee (waived for non-profit organizations) is required.

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Gathering Guidance & Restaurant Guidance must be acknowledged and adhered to which includes but is not limited to assigning physical distancing monitors.

Maximum allowable attendee limits will be in place for indoor and outdoor areas.

  1. Chelsea Starner

    Public Works Coordinator
    Phone: 503-874-2206