Dear Event Organizer:
Thank you for your interest in presenting your event in the City of Miami. We are excited to have you and look forward to working with you to produce a successful event.
In order to assist you with obtaining the necessary permits and services, it is essential that you complete the attached Special Events Application and return it to the Office of Special Events, 444 SW 2nd Avenue, 5th Floor, Miami, FL. 33130 at least sixty (60) days prior to your event. A $50.00 non-refundable application fee must be paid by cashier’s check or money order, upon submission of your completed application.
After your application is reviewed, on a first-come, first-serve basis, the following steps will occur:
> Applicant will be invited to a special events meeting, to review your application with City staff and to discuss the details and needs of your event.
>Depending on the nature and scope of the event, City of Miami services must be hired to ensure a safe and successful event. City of Miami services include Police, Fire Rescue, Solid Waste, Parks and others. The City Administration will determine the level of staffing.
>Applications for all events held within the Coconut Grove & Little Havana Special Events District should be submitted to our office at least one hundred and twenty (120) days prior of the date of the event. Coconut Grove applicants are also required to attend a Coconut Grove Festival committee Meeting. Please see attached requirements.
Please be advised that certain activities must be approved by the City Commission. Advanced planning is essential to ensure that you obtain all necessary permits and approvals.
If you should have any questions or concerns, please call (305) 416-1322. Thanks again for choosing the City of Miami for your event. Let’s work together to make your event a SUCCESS.
Vicente Betancourt Film Industry Liaison