Special Event Permits

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information


Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 - DUE TO COVID-19, the Department of Community Development will not be physically open to the public, but DCD’s staff will be available through phone and emails.

7/15/2020 Update: The City is suspending acceptance of all new special event permits until further notice. In addition, the City is carefully reviewing all the special event applications that have been received, and may be suspending issuance of them on a case-by-case basis due to public health concerns.

Please contact Justin Rowland for more information: justin.rowland@ci.bremerton.wa.us, direct line 360-473-5279, or the main line 360-473-5275.

Municipal Code Requirements


Bremerton Municipal Code 5.36 requires that any person, firm, company or corporation running, managing, operating or conducting any circus, parade, carnival games/rides, street fairs, sidewalk sales, or other promotional activity within the city must 1st obtain a regulatory license in addition to a business license.


Forms and Application


Submit the completed Special Event Permit Application at least 90 days prior to the start date of your event. Additional Attachments and Addendums must also be submitted prior to the due date. Special Event Permit cost $100 per event.

For More Information


Contact the Tax and License Division at 360-473-5311 or 360-473-5298 or email the division.