Application / Permit Process

Permits--Day Use

An application / permit for a special event and/or temporary occupancy of a City of Fernley Park and/or right of way may be obtained from the Public Works Department.

If the planned event includes the closure of a state highway, a permit must be obtained from the Nevada Department of Transportation.

Additionally, if food or alcohol sales are to be made to the public, all applicable local business licenses and Nevada State Health Permits must be obtained. It is the responsibility of the applicant (organizer) of the event to provide proof to the City of Fernley that all vendors, contractors, agents, employees, and persons associated with the applicant (organizer), who may vend food or alcohol to the public, have acquired or are insured by appropriate general liability coverage (as referenced in condition #3 below) and have obtained all applicable local business licenses and Nevada State Health Permits.

If your event is to be held in a city park, you will be given special rules and regulations by the Parks Department, in addition to your special event / activity permit. You must contact the Parks Department at 775.784.9914 to reserve the park area.

Except as otherwise provided in this policy, or when funded by the City Council, for any special event the City Manager shall recoup charges incurred for the actual cost of:

  • The salaries of city personnel involved in permit compliance, event support, and event clean up
  • The use of city equipment and other non-personnel expense

Special Events

Issuance of a special event permit under this policy does not obligate or require the city manager to provide city services, equipment or personnel in support of an event. Notwithstanding the city manager’s acceptance of a completed application, no date shall be considered confirmed until a special event permit is issued by the city and any all other permits required by State law.

Expiration Unless other wise provided in this policy, every permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this policy shall expire on the date specified in the application as the date on which the activity will conclude.