Special Event License

City ordinance may require special events to be licensed in the City of Blaine. 

Special events may require a license to ensure that noise and other concerns do not affect neighboring properties.  Events that may require a license include athletic tournaments, parades, races, carnivals or outdoor concerts.  

Application must be submitted 45 prior to the event. If you are planning to hold a special event, contact Linda Sapp for more information.

  1. Step 1 - Review and Prepare
  2. Step 2 - Create an Account
  3. Step 3 - Apply
  4. Step 4 - Review and Payment

Review and Prepare

The following documents need to be available for upload during the online application process.  Please note, documents need to be in a PDF format.

  • Background Investigation Release Form (PDF)
  • Driver's License
    (color copy)
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance
  • Site Plan Map (including street names, barricades, drive isle (14 feet), locations for ten/stage, LP tank(s), portable toilet)
  • Neighborhood Approval (if applicable)
  • State-issued Caterer's Permit and Certificate of Liability Insurance
    (naming the City of Blaine as an additional insured with the dates/times of event)(if applicable)
  • Map or Sketch of Proposed Walk/Run/Parade Route (if applicable)
  • Parking/Shuttle Bus Plan (if applicable)
  • Articles of Incorporation/Bylaws (if applicable)
  • Special Event Application Fee 
    • Club/Charitable/Religious/Non-Profit Organization Fee - $100
    • All Other for Profit Organizations - $200
    • Deposit Fee per Day - $250
      • Please mail a check to:
        City of Blaine
        Attn: City Clerk
        10801 Town Square Drive NE
        Blaine MN 55449