City of Las Vegas Special Event Permit Application
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If 2,500 or more persons are projected to be in attendance at the same time, a Medical Plan is required to be submitted and approved by Southern Nevada Health District and the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Department. For more information, please contact Fire Prevention at (702)-229-0366.
Vendors are individuals selling or offering to sell goods or services. Exhibitors are individuals who advertise goods or services, but do not perform sales.
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I acknowledge that any vendor providing sales/service under the following categories must hold the appropriate license: Alcohol, Astrology, Auctions and Auctioneers, Cannabis, Electronic Security Systems, Escort Bureaus, Gaming, Hypnotism, Locksmiths, Martial Arts Instruction, Massage, Outcall Entertainment, Pawnbrokers and Auto Pawn, Psychic Arts, Reflexology, Secondhand Sale and Smoke Shop/Lounge.
I acknowledge that Organizers or promoters of one-time events, tradeshows, or conventions in which a sale is conducted are liable for sales tax to be collected by their exhibitors or vendors. The promoter or organizer must obtain a One Time Sales Tax Permit with the Nevada Department of Taxation. More information can be found at: http://www.tax.state.nv.us/.
Additional permits may be required from the Southern Nevada Health District. More information can be found at https://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/permits-regulations/.
Your application is not eligible for a Special Event Alcohol Permit. Please select the city-licensed alcohol beverage caterer option, or remove alcohol from your special event application.
All alcoholic beverages must be dispensed in plastic cups and patrons must be provided with event wristbands when purchasing. No metal or glass containers or any containers in their original manufacturer's packaging. Alcohol must be contained within the approved event format.
When requesting a special event with alcohol, the permit holder acknowledges the following conditions of approval: Under Nevada State Law, all alcoholic beverages served or sold at this event must be obtained from a Nevada approved and City licensed alcohol wholesaler. If you provide or allow service of alcohol to persons under the age of 21 years of age in your presence, you may be liable for any property damage or bodily injury that occurs as a result; in addition, you could face criminal charges.
Regarding generators for special events, if there is a cord and plug connection between the generator and the equipment being energized the size of the generator does not matter and a permit is not required. If a spider box is used between the generator and the equipment being energized than we no longer have a cord and plug installation and the addition of a spider box would be considered power distribution and a permit is required. The spider box is connected to the generator and extension cords are then plugged into the spider box, this is the power distribution.
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You must complete a parking variance request before your event can be approved.
A detailed map of your event must be provided in order to be approved for a Special Event Permit. Event maps should be standard paper size (8.5” x 11”). You may use multiple pages if needed. Click here for an example site plan.