Event Permits + Inspections

In many cases, the City requires permits in order to provide safe and healthy events for residents and visitors, and to allow public safety providers quick access to guests in case of an emergency.

The City issues several types of event permits. Visit the links below to learn more about each one:

For more information about event permits, view the Municipal Code.

Community Event Permit

Events open to the community such as a festival, concert, parade, run, race, sporting event, or trade show require a special event permit for community events.

One community special event permit may cover all of the following at your event:

  • Temporary generators
  • Emergency medical service
  • Amplified music
  • Parades
  • Runs or races
  • Temporary signs
  • Banners
  • Inflatables (separate permit)
  • Stages
  • Tents

Additional permits may be required if you plan to have inflatables, or sell or serve food or liquor at your event.

Crowd Manager

If your event is over 1,000 participants, four certified crowd managers are required. For every 250 additional attendees, you must add an additional certified crowd manager (e.g. 1,250 attendees requires five certified crowd managers).

Crowd manager training can be done online. Please contact the Fire Department with questions at 913-895-6175.

Fees

Fees vary depending on the specific activities of your event. Please apply online and select all activities relevant to your event to see an estimated total.

Application

Apply for a community special event permit on ePLACE, the City’s online permitting system.

ePLACE: Community Special Event Permits

 

Search Permits

Name Address Start Start Time End End Time Status Start Sort End Sort Month Year
Makers Market Overland Park Drive Alley Dec 4, 2021 10:00 am Dec 4, 2021 4:00 pm Issued 2021-12-04 10:00 2021-12-04 16:00 December 2021
Monster Dash 5K 7200 W. 132nd Street Oct 30, 2021 8:00 am Oct 30, 2021 10:30 am Issued 2021-10-30 08:00 2021-10-30 10:30 October 2021
Raider Band 5K Run/Walk 5800 W 107th St Nov 7, 2021 7:00 am Nov 7, 2021 8:30 am Expired/Closed 2021-11-07 07:00 2021-11-07 08:30 November 2021
Gobbler Grind Marathon 9401 Indian Creek Parkway Nov 7, 2021 7:30 am Nov 7, 2021 2:00 pm Issued 2021-11-07 07:30 2021-11-07 14:00 November 2021
Hope on the Hill 5/10K 9000 W 137th Street OPKS Nov 14, 2021 8:00 am Nov 14, 2021 11:00 am Issued 2021-11-14 08:00 2021-11-14 11:00 November 2021
Mayors Holiday Festival 7221 W. 79th Street, Suite 106, Overland Park, KS Nov 19, 2021 5:30 pm Nov 19, 2021 8:00 pm In Review 2021-11-19 17:30 2021-11-19 20:00 November 2021
32nd Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Run & Family Strol 6200 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, KS 66211 Nov 25, 2021 9:00 am Nov 25, 2021 11:00 am In Review 2021-11-25 09:00 2021-11-25 11:00 November 2021
Great Santa Run 5K 12345 College Blvd Dec 12, 2021 9:00 am Dec 12, 2021 11:00 am In Review 2021-12-12 09:00 2021-12-12 11:00 December 2021
Sweetheart Run 5K/10K Run/Walk 9000 W. 137th St. Overland Park, KS Feb 12, 2022 9:00 am Feb 12, 2022 11:00 am In Review 2022-02-12 09:00 2022-02-12 11:00 February 2022
The Cookie Run 5K Run/Walk 7951 W 160th St, Overland Park Mar 5, 2022 8:00 am Mar 5, 2022 10:00 am In Review 2022-03-05 08:00 2022-03-05 10:00 March 2022
Metcalf Miles for Missions 5K 10100 Metcalf Ave Overland Park, KS 66212 Apr 9, 2022 8:00 am Apr 9, 2022 10:00 am In Review 2022-04-09 08:00 2022-04-09 10:00 April 2022
The Easter Egg 5K Run/Walk 7200 W. 132nd Street Apr 16, 2022 8:00 am Apr 16, 2022 10:00 am In Review 2022-04-16 08:00 2022-04-16 10:00 April 2022
Noah's Crown Town 5K 2022 9401 Indian Creek Pkwy, Overland Park, KS 66210 Apr 24, 2022 6:30 am Apr 24, 2022 10:00 am In Review 2022-04-24 06:30 2022-04-24 10:00 April 2022
Outpacing Melanoma 5K Run/Walk 9401 Indian Creek Parkway Overland Park, KS May 1, 2022 8:00 am May 1, 2022 9:30 am In Review 2022-05-01 08:00 2022-05-01 09:30 May 2022
Morse Elementary Fun Run 15201 MONROVIA May 6, 2022 5:00 pm May 6, 2022 8:00 pm In Review 2022-05-06 17:00 2022-05-06 20:00 May 2022
The Sunglasses Run 5K Run/Walk 7951 West 160th Street May 21, 2022 8:00 am May 21, 2022 10:00 am In Review 2022-05-21 08:00 2022-05-21 10:00 May 2022
Stars and Stripes 5K Run/Walk 5661 W. 135th Street Jul 3, 2022 7:30 am Jul 3, 2022 9:30 am In Review 2022-07-03 07:30 2022-07-03 09:30 July 2022
Corporate Woods 4th of July Jul 5, 2022 3:00 pm Jul 5, 2022 12:00 pm In Review 2022-07-05 15:00 2022-07-05 12:00 July 2022
The Diva Dash 5K Run/Walk 9401 Indian Creek Parkway Jul 23, 2022 7:30 am Jul 23, 2022 9:30 am In Review 2022-07-23 07:30 2022-07-23 09:30 July 2022
20th Annual Head for the Cure 5K - Metro Kc 9401 Indian Creek Pkwy, Overland Park, KS 66210 Aug 28, 2022 8:00 am Aug 28, 2022 11:00 am In Review 2022-08-28 08:00 2022-08-28 11:00 August 2022
Helen Gold 5K - 10K 6755 W. 119th Street Sep 10, 2022 7:00 am Sep 10, 2022 10:00 am In Review 2022-09-10 07:00 2022-09-10 10:00 September 2022
Dot to Dot 5K/10K Run/Walk 9401 Indian Creek Parkway Sep 18, 2022 7:30 am Sep 18, 2022 9:30 am In Review 2022-09-18 07:30 2022-09-18 09:30 September 2022
Overland Park Fall Festival 7950 Marty, 8045 Santa Fe Drive Sep 24, 2022 8:00 am Sep 24, 2022 8:00 pm In Review 2022-09-24 08:00 2022-09-24 20:00 September 2022
JCCC Lace Up for Learning 5K Run-Walk 12345 College Blvd. Oct 9, 2022 8:00 am Oct 9, 2022 10:00 am In Review 2022-10-09 08:00 2022-10-09 10:00 October 2022
Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk 7200 W 137th Street Oct 29, 2022 8:00 am Oct 29, 2022 10:00 am In Review 2022-10-29 08:00 2022-10-29 10:00 October 2022
Gobbler Grind Marathon 9401 INDIAN CREEK PKWY Nov 6, 2022 7:30 am Nov 6, 2022 2:00 pm In Review 2022-11-06 07:30 2022-11-06 14:00 November 2022
Hope on the Hill 5/10K 9000 W 137th Street OPKS Nov 13, 2022 8:00 am Nov 13, 2022 11:00 am In Review 2022-11-13 08:00 2022-11-13 11:00 November 2022
The Great Santa Run 5K Run/Walk 12345 College Boulevard Dec 11, 2022 9:00 am Dec 11, 2022 11:00 am In Review 2022-12-11 09:00 2022-12-11 11:00 December 2022
Corporate Woods 4th of July, 2023 Jul 6, 2023 3:00 pm Jul 6, 2023 12:00 pm In Review 2023-07-06 15:00 2023-07-06 12:00 July 2023
Overland Park Fall Festival 7950 Marty Sep 23, 2023 8:00 am Sep 23, 2023 8:00 pm In Review 2023-09-23 08:00 2023-09-23 20:00 September 2023
Name Address Start Start Time End End Time Status Start Sort End Sort Month Year

Private Event Permit

Private outdoor events in commercial areas and some private outdoor events in residential areas require private special event permits.

Private special event permit holders must:

  • Abide by the City’s noise ordinance and limit late night noise.
  • Limit excessive on-street parking due to the event and ensure guests do not block driveways with their vehicles.

Private events in residential areas do not require this permit if all tents on the property for the event are smaller than 900 square feet.

Fees

Fees vary depending on the specific activities of your event. Please apply online and select all activities relevant to your event to see an estimated total.

Applications

Apply for a block party special event permit on ePLACE, the City’s online permitting system.

ePLACE: Private Special Event Permits

Block Party Permit

Events where the street will be blocked off require a block party special event permit.

Block party special event permit holders must

  • Provide temporary street closures for no more than one city block
  • Provide immediate access for all emergency vehicles.
  • Provide access for drivers of vehicles whose homes or businesses are within the closed area.
  • Place barricades and signs at each end of the block warning drivers of the closure.
  • Clean any debris left in the street after the party.
  • Abide by the City’s noise ordinance and limit late night noise.
  • Limit excessive on-street parking due to the event and ensure guests do not block driveways with their vehicles.

Limitations

No more than one city block may be closed with this permit.

The City does not provide barricades or signs for street closures unless the neighborhood or homeowners association is a voting member of the Neighborhood Executive Committee.

Fees

Fees vary depending on the specific activities of your event. Please apply online and select all activities relevant to your event to see an estimated total.

Applications

Apply for a block party special event permit at least one week before your event on ePLACE, the City’s online permitting system.

ePLACE: Block Party Special Event Permits

Temporary Promotion Permit

A temporary promotion permit allows signs, banners or feather flags which exceed the size or duration allowed for a temporary sign under Section 18.440.130 of the Unified Development Ordinance to be displayed on a building or property.

To get a temporary promotion special event permit, you must:

  • Have the approval of the property owner.
  • Provide information about the location, size and number of signs proposed.
  • Keep all signs out of the public right-of-way.

Limitations

Temporary promotion permits are valid for no more than ten days.

No more than four permits will be issued to any organization in a calendar year, except that residential leasing or sales offices are limited to no more than two sign or banner permits per calendar year.

Fees

  • First and second applications: $50
  • Remaining two applications: $100

Application

Apply for a temporary promotion permit on ePLACE, the City’s online permitting system.

ePLACE: Temporary Promotion Permit

Promotional Activities Permit

Large promotional activities, including temporary structures, inflatable objects larger than eight cubic feet, animated devices and projected images or beams of light require a promotional activities permit. Tent sales and other promotional activities to promote a business also require a promotional activities permit.

This permit may also cover temporary use of digital display and recurring activities, such as a farmer’s market or a calendar of promotional events for a single entity or location. These requests require City Council approval.

To get a promotional activities special event permit, you must

  • Have the approval of the property owner.
  • Provide location information and a site plan for the activity.
  • Provide a written description of the event, including the start and end date and time.
  • Keep all signs for the activity out of the public right of way.
  • Keep all structures ten feet away from the public right of way.

Limitations

Promotional activities special event permits are valid for no more than five days.

No more than three attention-attracting devices will be approved at one time. No more than four promotional activities special event permits will be approved per organization in a calendar year. No more than two promotional activities special event permits will be approved per residential leasing or sales office per calendar year.

Fees

  • First and second applications: $125
  • Remaining two applications: $250

Fees are waived for nonprofit organizations.

Bounce houses, inflatables, and rides are also subject to the Kansas Amusement Ride Act and require proof of state compliance before the City will issue a permit.

Applications

Apply for a promotional activities special event permit on ePLACE, the City’s online permitting system.

ePLACE: Promotional Activities Permits

Permit Exceptions

Permits are not required for the following types of events or activities:

While these operations are not permitted, there are municipal codes that govern garage sales and transient merchant sales. Please refer to the corresponding pages for each operation for more information.