City of Ocean Springs

    Ocean Springs Special Event Permit Application

    The City of Ocean Springs is committed to promoting responsible economic development and entertainment, preserving our charm and heritage, enhancing our quality of life and fostering a better community for our families. All events in the City of Ocean Springs will be expected to follow all applicable city ordinances, State and Federal laws.

    All fields must be completed. If an item does not apply, then put N/A for that item.



    Is this an annual event? Yes | No
    Is your event part of a larger marketing campaing (i.e. Cruisin the Coast, Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival, etc.)? Yes | No


    Is the Host Organization a commercial entity? Yes | No
    Is the Host Organization a bone fide tax exempt, nonprofit entity? If yes, you must attach your IRA 501(c) tax exemption letter providing proof and certifying your current tax exempt, non- profit status. Yes | No
    Do you have a State Tax ID Number? Yes | No


    Have you hired a licensed professional security company to develop and manage your event’s security plan? If yes, you are required to provide a copy of the security company’s bonding license issued by the State of Mississippi. Yes | No
    On site supervisor? Yes | No


    Have you hired a licensed professional emergency medical services provider to develop and manage your event’s medical plan? Yes | No
    On site supervisor? Yes | No


    Are there any musical entertainment features releated to your event? Yes | No
    Will sound checks be conducted prior to the event? Yes | No
    Will sound amplification be used? Yes | No
    Does your event include the use of fireworks, rockets, lasers or other pyrotechnics?
    Yes | No
    Will your event include the use of any signs, banners, decorations, or special lighting?
    Yes | No


    Does your event involve the use of alcoholic beverages? Yes | No
    If yes, please check all that apply:
    Free Alcohol
    Brown Bag/Carry In
    Alcohol sales by Event Promoter
    3rd Party Vendor
    No Alcohol will be permitted on site
    Type of Alcohol, please check all that apply:
    Distilled Spirits

    **No wine and hard liquor allowed on streets***


    Does your event include food concession and/or preparation areas?
    Yes | No
    Do you intend to cook food in the event area?
    Yes | No
    If yes, please specify method:
    Electric (Commercial grade, 12 gage extension cord)


    Transient Vendor License will be need to be obtained from City Hall.

    Will items or service be sold at your event? Yes | No
    Will items or services sold at your event present unique liability issues (e.g. body piercing, massage, animal rides, etc.)? Yes | No


    You are required to provide portable restroom facilities at your event, unless you can substantiate the sufficient availablity of both ADA accessible and nonaccessible facilities in the immediate area of the event site which will be available to the public during the event. (Note: If event is on city property organizers must use Waste Pro.)

    Do you plan to provide portable restroom facilities at your event? Yes | No


    Please describe your plan for cleanup and removal of recyclable goods, waste and garbage during and after your event.


    Will this event be marketed, promoted or advertised in any manner?
    Yes | No
    Will there be live media coverage during the event?
    Yes | No

    You must turn in your certificate of insurance to City Hall at least 4 weeks prior to your event.

    **City has to be listed in policy**


    I certify that the information contained in the foregoing application is true and correct to the best of my knowl- edge and belief that I have read, understand and agree to abide by the rules and regulations governing the proposed Special Event under the City of Ocean Springs Municipal Code and I understand that this application is made subject to the rules and regulations established by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. Applicant agrees to comply will all other requirements of the City, County, State, Unified Port District, MTDB, Federal Govern- ment, and any other applicable entity which may pertain to the use of the Event venue and the conduct of the Event. In the event that a possessory interest subject to property taxation is created by virtue of this use permit, I agree to pay all possessory interest taxes and the City shall not be liable for the payment of such taxes I further agree that the payment of any such taxes shall not reduce any consideration paid to the City pursuant to this use permit. I agree to abide by these rules, and further certify that I, on behalf of the Host Organization, am also authorized to commit that organization, and therefore agree to be financially responsible for any costs and fees that may be incurred by or on behalf of the Event to the City of Ocean Springs.