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Special Events

Interested in throwing a large gathering or special event? 

If so, and if you answer "yes" to any of the following questions, a Special Event Application needs to be submitted at least 30 days in advance:

  • Do you need to close or block a street? Signatures must be obtained by all properties affected by the closure (Click here for the street closure petition).
  • Are you interested in using a public park, sidewalks, or the bike path?
  • Will your event extend outside of your facility onto a public sidewalk or other public right-of-way?
  • Will you be exceeding the noise ordinance (for example: band, outdoor music)? Signatures must be obtained by all surrounding properties that will be impacted by the noise (Click here for the noise variance petition).

Please review the City's Special Event Policy prior to submitting your Special Event Application.  The policy provides important information to consider when planning your event. Once your application is received, we will help you navigate any processes necessary for holding your event.

If you are expecting a large crowd, you will also need to check the requirements for mass gatherings and submit a Mass Gathering Permit Application to the Scott County Health Department.

Will your event have fireworks? 

If so, a Special Event Application is required for a noise variance as well as a fireworks permit from the Davenport Fire Department. Please review the Fireworks Special Event Permit Process. Additional information on the Fire Department requirements can be found here.