Special Events Permits

The Office of Cultural Affairs acts as a liaison between event organizers and the City, managing and collecting required signatures and appropriate documentation.

To host a Special Event in Jersey City, event organizers are required to submit a Special Event Application to the Office of Cultural Affairs for approval & signature by 15 City Departments & Agencies, and must be submitted 60 days prior to the proposed event date.

If you wish to host a Special Event, please email Director Goodman at CGoodman@jcnj.org, Leotis Clyburn at LClyburn@jcnj.org and Christopher Pellegrino at CPellegrino@jcnj.org or call (201) 547-6921 to request a link to Docusign. Be sure to include basic information including:

  • Your name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Name of proposed event
  • Date of proposed event
  • Type of event (Block Party, Farmer’s & Flea Markets, Festivals, Parades & Processions, Park Events, Rally, Protest, Public Assembly, Religious Events & Prayer Services, etc.)
  • Name of non-profit affiliation or partner

Click here to view a sample application.

What to Expect:
Once you’ve connected directly with our Event Permit Office and are eligible to move forward with the permit application process, you’ll be sent a link to the application through Docusign. For additional information about the permitting process, check out the Timeline and Event Fees pages below. For your advanced reference, you can also check out the sample application to better understand what is expected. NOTE: this is NOT the final application, and cannot be used for circulation.