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.

The Office of Cultural Affairs acts as a liaison between the event organizers and the City, and manages the collection of the required signatures. This year we have moved the Special Event application process to online through the Docusign platform.

If you wish to host a Special Event, please email Anne McTernan at or call (201) 547-6921 to request a link to Docusign.

2019 Annual Special Event Planning & Permitting Open House
Currently we are in the process of updating our Special Event Application for the 2019 Season. The updated Special Event Application will be released on Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Annual Special Event Planning & Permitting Open House from 6:30-8:30pm in Council Chambers at City Hall 280 Grove Street.

Intent to Apply
In the interim, we would like to enter into our internal calendar proposed Special Event dates, times, and locations of 2019 events. Please fill out the below “Intent to Apply” form and return it at your earliest convenience so we may add it to the Cultural Affairs Internal Calendar as a ‘pending’ event. ‘Intent to Apply’ forms will be accepted from December 3rd, 2018 to January 3rd, 2019 only. Date and locations will be approved on a first come, first serve basis.

Intent To Apply 2019 – fillable PDF