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Special Events Permit Process


APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT PROCESS

The City of New Bedford has adopted a new streamlined process by which event organizers may obtain necessary approvals to sponsor special events in the city of New Bedford. Last year, over 100 special events took place at our parks, on the waterfront and on our streets. These special events not only generate important revenues for non profit organizations, but add to the quality of life of all of our citizens.

The number of special events and the city’s participation in these events has risen during the past five years. The new special events policy and application will assist event sponsors in planning their events and obtaining the necessary city approvals. The application for Special Event Permit is available on the city’s web site in an easy to use format. You can pick up an application at the Department of Public Infrastructure located at 1105 Shawmut Avenue.

The application and policy are based on input from all of the city’s departments, boards and agencies that have been involved in special events. The permit process will allow us to continue to assist planners of special events while ensuring that we protect our natural resources and that city resources are expended in an efficient, cost-effective manner.
Permit Application Instructions
Application for Special Event Permit
For more information contact Donna Amado from Department of Public Infrastructure at 508-979-1550 or email.

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/public-infrastructure/application-for-special-event-permits/

SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Download Application


  1. Go to: Application for Special Event Permit

  2. This opens the “Save As” dialog box

  3. Select the folder you want to save the permit in on your PC and click “Save”



Edit Application



  1. Open the permit application file by double clicking on file name “application_for_special_event_permit.pdf”

  2. You can respond to the questions by filling in the text boxes.

  3. Don’t forget to save your work



Submit application by one of two methods:

 


  1. Via hard copy



  • Print entire application


  • Drop off or mail the entire application along with the $25.00 processing fee (check or money order only):
    City of New Bedford Department of Public Infrastructure
    c/o Application for Special Event Permit
    1105 Shawmut Avenue
    New Bedford, MA 02746



OR

 


  1. Via e-mail


The file is now ready to be emailed to the City of New Bedford


  • Email this file as an attachment to: Event Permit

  • Application will not be processed until $25.00 processing fee (check or money order only) has been received by the Department.



City of New Bedford Department of Public Infrastructure
c/o Application for Special Event Permit
1105 Shawmut Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02746