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Parade Permit Info

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Special events, such as runs, walks, marches, parades, bicycle races or processions (excluding funeral processions) require a permit, or are considered unlawful. Organizations interested in facilitating a special event should refer to Chapter 12.15 of the Santa Clara Municipal Code for guidelines, submit an Special Event Application and, if the event will include amplified sound, obtain a separate Permit Request for Outdoor Amplified Music.  

Depending on the location of the event, applications must be submitted to the following departments:

Special events held on the grounds of Triton Museum of Art are processed by the Department of Public Works’ Street Division. Interested applicants must contact Triton’s Rental Manager first at rentals@tritonmuseum.org and enter into a facility rental contract before submitting their Special Event Application in person to the Permit Counter at City Hall located at 1500 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050.

Special events held on the grounds of Santa Clara Convention Center are processed by the City Manager’s Office. Applications must be mailed to 1500 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050 or emailed to CJung@santaclaraca.gov.

Special events held elsewhere in the City of Santa Clara, including parks and private property, are processed by the Parks and Recreation Department. Applications must be submitted in person to the Community Recreation Center located at 969 Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95050.

The appropriate City Department(s) will review the application and support materials. If the event meets the City's criteria and doesn't conflict with other event(s) a permit may be issued to the entity representing the event.

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