Special Event License

Alcohol can be served by a licensed caterer or non-profit organization upon approval by the City. A copy of the State issued caterer’s permit or proof of non-profit organization status and certificate of liability insurance naming the City of Blaine as an additional insured with the dates/times of the event must be provided.  Many large events and events with music require notification of nearby residents.  Signage, tents, and fireworks may be allowed with City approval.  If additional traffic control is needed, you will be directed to work with the police department.  

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 front only)
  • 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