Thank you for choosing the City of Pismo Beach for your event. We welcome activities for our residents and visitors. The City has established a process for permitting special events that are conducted by the private sector to use city streets, facilities or services. We realize that special events enhance the Pismo Beach lifestyle and provide benefits to our citizens through the creation of unique venues for expression and entertainment that are not normally provided as a part of governmental services.
Any person, group or organization desiring to utilize any city property to conduct, promote, manage, aid, or solicit attendance at any special event, shall first obtain a Special Event Permit for use of city property from the City Clerk. To obtain a Special Event Permit a Special Event Application must be submitted to the City Clerk within 60 working days prior to the date of the event along with the application fee and required insurance. The processing fee for a Special Event Application is as follows:
* No charge
For-profit organization, involving public right-of-way
*Letter requesting fee waiver required and upon City Manager approval
The City Clerk after the application is reviewed by the Special Events Committee (SEC) and approval by the City Manager, will issue a Special Event Permit for the special event occurring within the city limits of the city pursuant to the procedures established per Pismo Beach Municipal Code Section 12.16 Permits for Special Events
The City Clerk
is available to answer questions you may have pertaining to your special event and can be reached at (805) 773-7003 or via email