City of Poulsbo Special Event Permits

Special Event Permit process

On January 22, 2020 the Poulsbo City Council adopted a new ordinance creating opens in a new windowsection 5.30 Special Event Permits to the Poulsbo Municipal Code.

A Special Event is defined as: Any activity on public property and or public right-of-way; or any event held on private property which would have a direct significant impact to city services (ex. police, streets, etc.) that involves an open invitation to the public or attendance is by private invitation of 100 or more people.

Below you will find the Special Event Guide to assist in completing the Special Event Permit Application. Please use the most current application available, provided in the link below. Completed application packets must contain all required documentation and the $75.00 fee to be accepted.  All applications must be submitted 90 days prior to the event date in order to be accepted. If an event contains no road closures, applications will be accepted within 45 to 90 days of the event for an additional fee of $50.00. Incomplete application packets or packets received within 45 days of an event will not be accepted.

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Once approved the Event Applicant will be sent a Special Event Permit that must be retained on-site at the event.

Application Packets can be submitted in person at:
City of Poulsbo Parks and Recreation
Lin Wilson – Special Events Coordinator
19540 Front Street NE,
Poulsbo, WA 98370

Application Packets can be submitted digitally but will only be reviewed in a phone consultation:

Lin Wilson – Special Events Coordinator
Email: lwilson@cityofpoulsbo.comcreate new email | Phone Direct: 360.394.9771 | Phone Office: 360.779.9898
Mailing address: 200 NE Moe St. Poulsbo, WA 98370 | Fax: 360.779.5917