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Police: Special event permit

The Howard County Code requires the issuance of a permit for any activities which impede "the normal movement of vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic through and along the public streets, highways or roads in Howard County."

For events requiring police assistance, dates and times are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. To avoid any scheduling conflicts, please submit applications as soon as possible.

Applications must be received at least 21 days in advance of an event, but not before January 1 of the year of the event. Events occurring in the months of January through March may be submitted prior to January 1. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

If you are planning an event for which a permit is required, please download a copy of the below form, complete it and save it with the name and date of your event as the document name (for example, Winter 5K Run - 01-15-2014.) 

Special Event Permit Application