Special Event Permit

A Special Event Permit is required to hold certain special events or receive special services within the City of Medina. Please call City Hall at 763-473-4643 or review Section 230 of the Medina City Code to know if your event will require a permit. The definitions of “Special Event” and “Special Services” can be found at the bottom of this page.

A Special Event Permit Application and $25 application fee (or $50 application fee for fireworks) must be filed with the city at least 30 days in advance of the date in which the Special Event is to occur.

A certificate of insurance must also be filed with the city prior to issuance of the Special Event permit. The certificate of insurance must name the city, its officials, employees and agents as additional insureds. Insurance coverage must be maintained for the duration of the Special Event.

Application materials should be sent to: Medina Police Department, Attn: Anne Klaers, 600 Clydesdale Trail, Medina, MN 55340.

“Special Event” means any concert, parade, fair, show, festival, carnival, rally, party, filming of a movie, video or television show, motorcade, run, street dance, bike-a-thon, race, walk or athletic event or other attended entertainment or celebration that is to be held in whole or in part upon publicly owned property or public right-of-way, or, if held wholly upon private property, will require the use of Special Services; and

“Special Services” means the exclusive allocation of city resources, including, but not limited to, city personnel, equipment, rights-of-way, property or facilities for use in conjunction with a specific event or activity, as requested by the host or sponsor of the event, or as requested by or on behalf of any person attending the event, or deemed necessary by city staff in order to maintain public safety. Special Services shall include, but not be limited to, any of the following: street closures; requiring police officers to stop or reroute traffic; special police protection; stationing emergency vehicles at or in the immediate vicinity of the event; exclusive use of city streets as a staging area or for event parking; additional street cleaning and garbage removal services; special signage, such as temporary no parking signs; the use of any city building, equipment or other property for any purpose other than the normal daily operations of the city; or the city otherwise providing exclusive services.

Click here for a Special Event Permit Application.