Special Event Permit Application

The City of Toledo is happy to assist in getting your special event through necessary permit and permissions processes. If you haven't already, please review our full event guide.

Looking for sporting event field and facilities rentals? Find more information on the recreation page.


Shawn Sobel

⚠️ Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Toledo

Effective until further notice, the City of Toledo will not be issuing permits for events with 10 or more people. We will continue to follow Governor Mike DeWine’s guidance on permissible size gatherings. The City of Toledo mask ordinance applies to all gatherings of people regardless of size. 

Event Details
Include set up and tear down times.
Route Information
Must be at least 1 hour before kickoff.
In miles.

Block Party Petition
A Block Party Petition may be requested by the Department of Transportation to notify affected residents and businesses. If you were required to submit one last year, expect that you will need to again this year. Otherwise, the Department of Transportation will contact you if a petition is required.
Sporting Events
Event Location

Additional Event Features
Check all you intend to use at your event.

Check all you may be interested in.

Contact Information
Street Address, City, State and ZIP
Electronic Signature

Hold Harmless Agreement

By accepting a CITY OF TOLEDO, TOLEDO CITY PARKS, SPECIAL EVENTS, AND OR PARADE PERMIT, the undersigned PERMIT HOLDER hereby agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the CITY OF TOLEDO, its officers, and employees, against any and all claims, lawsuits, causes of action, judgments, or other liability, arising from injury to person or property, sustained by any person, association, partnership, corporation, or other entity, arising directly or indirectly from the acts or neglect of the PERMIT HOLDER, its officers, agents, employees, or members, participants, guests, invitees, or persons under the control of the PERMIT HOLDER. In furtherance of the foregoing indemnification, the PERMIT HOLDER also hereby agrees to provide evidence (in the form of an ACORD certificate of liability insurance) of insurance policies of General Liability and/or Special Event Liability and Liquor Liability insurance (applicable whenever alcohol is served or sold as part of the permitted event) and agrees to maintain said policies of insurance in force during the course of the permitted event, including the opening date, closing date, set-up date and breakdown date. Said policies of insurance shall protect against liability arising from all matters in connection with the permitted event and or in any way relating to PERMIT HOLDER’S activities in connection therewith. Said policies of General Liability and/or Special Event Liability and Liquor Liability insurance coverage shall each be maintained in the sum of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence (or higher amount at the sole discretion of the City). The City of Toledo shall be named as an additional insured and certificate holder under the General Liability, including any Excess/Umbrella Liability policy, and/or Special Event Liability and Liquor Liability insurance policies (with the permitted event being set forth or described in the description of operations box of the certificate of insurance). At its own expense, the PERMIT HOLDER shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless in any and all causes of action, lawsuits or claims brought against the CITY OF TOLEDO, its officers or employees.

Electronic Signature Agreement

By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.

Please type your full name.