If you are considering holding a special event or organized community activity on public property, including parks and facilities, sidewalks and street areas that change for the typical use of that property, then you will need a special event permit. 

Examples of events requiring a permit issued through the Parks & Recreation Department include, but are not limited to: farmers markets, sports tournaments, parades, runs, walks and races. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application for a special event permit a minimum of 60 days before the event.

The first step is to read the Special Event Permit Guidelines. The next step is to complete the Special Event Permit Application, and submit it along with the application materials listed in the guidelines and the application fee, which can be provided in cash or check payable to the City of San Carlos. 

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