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2017 Chicago Neighborhood Festival Application Changes

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Special Event Organizers: 

 
Beginning January 3rd, DCASE will accept completed applications for 2017 events. Please note the following changes to the application process:
 

The complete 2017 Special Event Permit Package application shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable processing fee of:

(1)    $100.00 if the application is submitted more than sixty (60) days prior to the event;
(2)    $200.00 if the application is submitted between fifty-nine (59) and forty-five (45) days prior to the event;
(3)    $500.00 if the application is submitted between forty-four (44) and thirty (30) days prior to the event; and
(4)    $1,000.00 if the application is submitted between twenty-nine (29) and fifteen (15) days prior to the event
(5)    $2,000.00 if the application is submitted between fourteen (14) and seven (7) days prior to the event.
 
No application for a special event permit shall be accepted less than seven (7) days prior to the special events.

A complete application must include pages 3 through 10 from the Special Event Permit Package and any necessary supporting documents. The completed application and fee must be submitted to the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) at 78 E. Washington St., Ste. 400 on Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. The application fee is acceptable in a check or money order made payable to the City of Chicago. DCASE has the right to refuse applications that are deemed incomplete. The time of receipt is determined by the clock located in Room 400, Chicago Cultural Center or the electronic date stamp on the received email or fax.

 
 

2017 Special Event Permit Application Workshop

Thursday, January 19, 5:30 pm (doors open at 5pm)

Claudia Cassidy Theater

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St

2017 Special Events Permit Packet (PDF)

2017 Special Events Permit Packet
(PDF)

2017 Special Events Resource Guide (PDF)

2017 Special Events Resource Guide
(PDF)

The Permit Packet Application is saved as interactive Adobe PDFs. Adobe Acrobat Reader (free software download) is required to save and edit your completed forms on your computer.