Special Event Permits

Special Event Permits - For Non-profit Organizations

The Town of Wickenburg completed a new Special Event Permit process to use for any upcoming events you may be planning. There is no fee to obtain the permit. This Permit allows organizations and individuals to host events that were previously prohibited or significantly restricted under the Town Code. Fundraisers and other events featuring vendors are now permitted on private property, in public parks, and nearly any other location in Town. The new permit process requires an application be submitted 60 days prior to the event. After review by town staff to make sure the event is in compliance with all regulations and safety precautions, the Town Clerk's Office will issue the free permit. Please fill out the Special Event Permit and bring to Town Hall or email it to dables@wickenburgaz.org

Types of Permits

We've also simplified our Business License categories for events featuring outside vendors. We now have 2 options to meet your needs:
  • For ongoing or recurring events during the same calendar year (such as a weekly Farmers' Market), we recommend each outside vendor obtain a regular Business License, renewable annually at a rate of $50 per year.
  • For one time events up to 4 consecutive days in length, we recommend each outside vendor obtain a Temporary Business License at a rate of $25.
No additional License is needed for vendors who already possess a current Town of Wickenburg Business License.

Your Responsibilities

As the organizer of the event, you will be responsible for collecting vendor information on a form provided in the Special Event application package. The town will use this information to issue Business Licenses for all participating vendors. Vendor information must be turned into the Town Clerk's Office no later than 60 days prior to the event.

The town is at your service and welcomes your suggestions. We want your event to be successful and will work closely with you to accomplish that goal. For questions, or to obtain a Special Event Permit application, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at 928-684-5451 or by email. The Special Event Application is also available online.