Request a special event permit

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 a permit, dates and times are accepted and reserved on a first in -come, first-served basis. The below availability calendars afford applicants the opportunity to determine if Special Event Permits are being accepted for the proposed date of their event. Prior to submitting your Special Event Permit Application, review the appropriate calendar below to determine if permit applications are being accepted for your event date. Applications must be received at least 60 days prior to the date of the event, but not more than one year in advance of the event date.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Rain dates will not be accepted as part of the application process. Please call 410-313-4756 if you need assistance.

Be sure to view the availability calendar before submitting a permit request: 2020 | 2021

When you are ready to proceed to the web-based permit application, or to query events that are scheduled to occur around a particular address, click here.