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Special Use Permit Application

Permits are required for activities with 25 or more people, activities that occur outside open hours, or activities that do not fall under the generally accepted definition of passive use. Use the Guide Me feature to see if you need a permit.

Save your application using the Save & Return Later button at the bottom of the page. This allows you to come back later to complete the application.

Processing may take up to 30 days depending on the complexity of the request.

Contact Info

Required fields are marked by *

I'm requesting on behalf of a
This is used to verify your non-profit status
Activity Info
Commercial activity such as races, events, filming movies or commercials, equipment demonstrations, etc. are not permitted.
Select all locations where this activity will occur. Select "Other" if you do not see the property listed.

Will this activity occur on multiple days? *

Formatted as mm/dd/yy
Include all other dates this activity will occur
For example: 10am - 6pm

Will you charge a fee to the people attending your activity? *

Structures such as canopies and large tents are not permitted. Amplified sound is not permitted.

Proof of insurance may be required including auto and general liability insurance with Boulder County named as "additional insured." If required, it must be submitted 30 days prior to your activity. We will let you know if proof of insurance is required.

Will a vehicle be used in an area other than the public parking lot for this activity? *

Will paid or salaried staff be attending this activity? *

Rules & Regulations

Special Use permit holders are still required to follow all other Rules and Regulations while on open space. *

Conditions of Approval

Sometimes permits are approved with additional conditions. You will be notified if additional conditions are required for approval of your permit. *

Additional Licenses or Permits

It is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain all additional licenses or permits that may be required by statute or regulation affected by this proposed activity including, but not limited to, Special Events Permits from the Transportation Department, Restaurant & Vendor Licenses from Public Health, and UAS/Drone Permits from Parks & Open Space. *


Boulder County will not be held liable for any injury growing out of this activity. *

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