The information provided below will help you through the approval process for your special event in the City of Beverly Hills.
WHAT IS A SPECIAL EVENT?
Special events may include but are not limited to grand openings, fundraisers, store openings, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, receptions, premieres, fundraisers, festivals, carnivals, run/walks, or a party related to an awards program such as the Academy Awards. A special event can be private or open to the public and held on private and/or public property. Planning a special event typically involves a significant amount of lead-time.
A special event permit may be required based upon the presence of the following elements:
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU
The information we need from you depends on your event but the following are some of the things we look for on special event projects:
PERMITS YOU MAY NEED
Although each event is different, here is a list of permits and/or approvals typically required from different departments:
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
The review of special events' plans ensures that an event will take place in an orderly manner with a minimum of disruption to residents and businesses. Special events often involve overcrowding, temporary structures, outsized decorations, candles, blocking of exits and streets - all potential safety hazards. Event setups are inspected to make sure they are installed according to plan. If these events were allowed to proceed with no regulation or oversight, it could be chaotic and even dangerous.
To start on this permit process, please first contact:
Community Services - Filming and Special Events at (310) 285-2408.
*Please note: To obtain Public right-of-way use or Heavy Haul permits, one must apply in person at the City Hall Permit Center Office, located at 455 North Rexford Dr. Permit applicants (except Moving Van permit in which one needs to apply for it 72 hours in advance prior to actual moving date.) will be required to supply valid insurance certificates indicating general liability coverage of $1 million ($2 million for new construction) and auto liability coverage of up to $2 million. If either of these permits are issued in conjunction with a filming, still photography or special event permit, the Filming and Special Events office will coordinate with the appropriate permit office; separate applications will be unnecessary.