Special Events Application

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, the Special Event application process is to be completed online through the Docusign platform.

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


Intent to Apply
Interested in hosting a special event? There’s some important information that the Office of Cultural Affairs must receive and approve before we can begin the Docusign process. 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, and email it to Anne McTernan at AMcTernan@jcnj.org. Date and locations will be approved on a first come, first serve basis.

Intent To Apply 2019 – fillable PDF


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, visit our Special Event Overview and Timeline pages. For you’re advanced reference, you can also check out the sample copy below to better understand what is expected. NOTE: this is NOT the final application, and can not be used for circulation.

Click to view the SPECIAL EVENT APPLICATION 2019 – WATERMARKED