Major, Minor, Monthly Event Definitions, Fees and Exemptions
Major Event shall mean any Special Event organized and conducted that utilizes Public Rights-of-Way (streets, alleys, sidewalks). This could include using private property in conjunction with public property. The Major Event permit fee assessed shall be Two Hundred Twenty Dollars ($220 plus system fees). This fee is nonrefundable.
Minor Event shall mean any Special Event organized and conducted that utilizes solely private property. The Minor Event permit fee assessed shall be Seventy-Three Dollars ($73 plus system fees). This fee is nonrefundable.
Monthly Event shall mean any Special Event organized and conducted that utilizes public or private property for a recurring event and/or closure at the same location on multiple dates in the same calendar month, if no changes are made to the Site Plan and/or Traffic Control Plan. The Monthly Event permit fee assessed shall be governed by whether it is a Major Event or Minor Event.
- The Following Activities are Exempt from the Special Event Permit Requirement:
(1) Funeral processions by a licensed mortuary;
(2) Activities conducted by governmental agency acting within the scope of its authority;
(3) Lawful demonstration or picketing on sidewalks;
(4) Demonstrations that do not involve the use of a street, vehicles, animals, fireworks, pyrotechnics or equipment (other than sound equipment);
(5) Activities held inside a building or facility intended for such activities, unless occupancy or other factors require a Special Event Building Permit;
(6) Activities conducted entirely within City of Tulsa public parks;
(7) Neighborhood block parties conducted on a one-block residential street.
- Although not required to obtain a Special Event Permit, an event organizer of an exempted activity is nevertheless required to comply with general regulations governing public safety and health. This includes not blocking access to buildings and parking lots and should allow pedestrians to pass.
- People participating in events or demonstrations do not have permission to trespass private property. Electronic or written permission from the owner to utilize private property is recommended.
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