Forms, Permits and Applications

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​​​​​​Special Events:

    If you are planning a special event in Central City, please complete the Special Event Permit Application and submit the application along with all other requirements to Lisa Roemhildt, Community Development Planner & Main Street Advisor, at lroemhildt@cityofcentral.co

    A completed application must be submitted not less than forty-five (45) days nor no more than one (1) year before the event date. It is advised you reach out to City Staff prior to the 45-day deadline to ensure the application will be complete by the 45-day deadline.

    Additional permits may be required, including, but not limited to a liquor license, a street closure permit, or a Temporary Use Permit. 

    • A liquor license is required if you plan to serve alcohol. Please contact Reba Bechtel, cityclerk@cityofcentral.co, regarding the application process.
    • If you are proposing a street closure, please complete the street closure permit application in addition to the standard application. Part of this includes a traffic control plan and employing traffic control measures during the event.
    • In the case that your event utilizes private property only or both public and private, please complete a Temporary Use Permit.

    Ordinance 20-12 revised the special event code, requiring notice and comment from the businesses and property owners within the impacted area as well as additional approval for street closures in the downtown core (see map in Sec. 11-5-40 (c)).

    • The applicant is required to give notice in writing to the Central City Business Improvement District and local businesses at least 45 days prior to the event (Sec. 11-5-40 (c)). Comments shall be directed to the Coordinator and received within 30 days prior to the event. Documentation for this should be included in the submission and comments may be directed to:

    Lisa Roemhildt, Community Development Planner & Main Street Advisor, lroemhildt@cityofcentral.co. Subject line – [NAME OF SPECIAL EVENT].

    See Notice and Comment template here.

    • Regarding street closure requests, Sec. 11-5-50 outlines two options:
      1. The request may be brought to Council for review (once the application is complete) and applicant would provide a written statement outlining public and economic benefits associated with the event, or

      1. Obtain statements of written support and consent from the Central City Business Improvement District and all directly adjacent active businesses, in good standing with the City, and submit documentation with the application.

    • City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month.

    Please review and consider Sec. 11-5-60. – Grounds for denial of application and Sec. 11-5-70. – Permit conditions while preparing your application.

    ​​​​​​William C. Russell Park Use:

    Temporary Sanitation Facilities:

    The Black Hawk Central City Sanitation District requires the below form to be completed for special events requiring temporary sanitation facilities.