Special Event Permitting

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Special Events Permit

Here are some quick facts about the special events permitting process:

The Town of Breckenridge requires a special event permit for any outdoor special event. A special event is defined as a planned occurrence which includes an expected gathering of 50 or more people: (i) the primary purpose of which is entertainment; and (ii) to which the public or a substantial portion thereof is invited to attend, either by express invitation or by implication.

A Special Event Permit is required whether the event is on private or public property within the Town of Breckenridge limits.

An application for a special event permit (SEPA) shall be filed not less than ninety days (90) nor more than three hundred sixty five (365) days before the special event is proposed to begin. An application may be submitted less than 90 days prior to the event, but a late application will be subject to an increased permitting fee and there may be additional requirements due to the lateness of the permit.

A permit issued under the Special Events Ordinance is not a special events liquor licenseClick here to find information about how to apply for a special event liquor licensePlease note that you must apply for a special event liquor license at least 30 days prior to the proposed begin of the event. 


An applicant may be required to pay a fee if utilizing Town of Breckenridge property and/or resources. 

Application must be accompanied by a business license application and payment, or proof of a Town of Breckenridge business license.

Please contact the Special Event Permit Administrator at the Breckenridge Tourism Office with questions and/or for assistance with the special events permitting process: Lea Dreux, SEPA Coordinator, at (970) 453-5039  or Special Events Permit Administrator.

Please find a copy of the Special Events ordinance here.

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