Mayor's Office of Special Events

Parades, Street Functions, and Park/Other Events

 

The Mayor’s Office of Special Events accepts applications between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for City-observed Holidays.  The Mayor’s Office of Special Events is located in City Hall, 901 Bagby, 1st Floor, Houston, Texas 77002.  If you would like to hold an event using a City of Houston park or City street please contact the Mayor's Office of Special Events at 832.393.0868 to coordinate a preliminary discussion about your special event.
 
Applications for event permits may be filed no earlier than the 365th day prior to the date of the requested parade. However, we encourage event producers to file immediately following the completion of their event, as applications are received and reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. The application must be accompanied by all supplemental information including applicable fees and maps. 
  
Application fees must be submitted in the form of a cashier's check or money order (payable to the City of Houston) or cash (exact change only).  Complete applications will be processed as they are received.  To check availability please call us at 832.393.0868.  You may also check our calendar (opens in a new window) and Special Event Calendar and Street Closings List (.pdf)

 

To apply for permission to hold a special event in a park or public space, please submit a Special Event Application (.pdf).  You may submit the application along with the applicable non-refundable application fees by mail or in person. 

 

Please note the following filing deadlines:

 

  • Special Event – not earlier than 365 consecutive days immediately preceding the date sought
  • Minor Street Function – minimum 40 consecutive days immediately preceding the date sought
  • Minor Street Function with TxDOT right-of-way closures – minimum 90 consecutive days immediately preceding the date sought
  • Minor Street Function with retain right of appeal – minimum 120 consecutive days immediately preceding the date sought
  • Major Street Function  – minimum 120 consecutive days immediately preceding the date sought
  • Non-Revenue-Generating and Revenue-Generating Parade – not earlier than 365 consecutive days immediately preceding the date sought
  • Non-Revenue-Generating and Revenue-Generating Parade with TxDOT right-of-way closures – minimum 90 consecutive days immediately preceding the date sought
  • Neighborhood Parade – minimum 10 business days immediately preceding the date sought

 

View more related forms at www.houstontx.gov/specialevents/forms.html.

 

If you have any problems or questions please write or send an e-mail to:

 

Susan Christian
901 Bagby, First Floor
Houston, TX 77002
PHONE: 832.393.0868
FAX: 832.393.0869