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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.

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.

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
Diva Dash 5K 9401 Indian Creek Parkway OPKS Jul 18, 2020 7:30 am Jul 18, 2020 10:30 am In Review 2020-07-18 07:30 2020-07-18 10:30 July 2020
The Sunglasses Run 5K 7200 W. 132nd Street Overland Park, KS Aug 1, 2020 7:30 am Aug 1, 2020 9:30 am In Review 2020-08-01 07:30 2020-08-01 09:30 August 2020
Sunflowers to Roses Annual Charity Bike Ride 11500 W. 135th Street Aug 2, 2020 12:00 am Aug 2, 2020 7:40 am In Review 2020-08-02 00:00 2020-08-02 07:40 August 2020
Going the Distance 5K/10K 9401 Indian Creek Parkway Sep 5, 2020 7:30 am Sep 5, 2020 11:00 am In Review 2020-09-05 07:30 2020-09-05 11:00 September 2020
The 2020 Stroke Walk 6811 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Overland Park, KS Sep 12, 2020 8:00 am Sep 12, 2020 11:30 am In Review 2020-09-12 08:00 2020-09-12 11:30 September 2020
The Paulina Cooper Dot to Dot 5K/10K 8717 W 110th St, Overland Park Kansas Sep 20, 2020 7:30 am Sep 20, 2020 11:00 am In Review 2020-09-20 07:30 2020-09-20 11:00 September 2020
SMW 2020 Homecoming Parade 8800 W. 85th St. Oct 1, 2020 1:30 pm Oct 1, 2020 2:30 pm In Review 2020-10-01 13:30 2020-10-01 14:30 October 2020
More Than Pink Walk 11401 LAMAR AVE 66211 Oct 3, 2020 8:00 am Oct 3, 2020 1:00 pm In Review 2020-10-03 08:00 2020-10-03 13:00 October 2020
Walk to End Alzheimer's 3846 W. 75th Street Oct 4, 2020 9:15 am Oct 4, 2020 12:00 pm In Review 2020-10-04 09:15 2020-10-04 12:00 October 2020
Joyful Morning 5K + Fun Run 7200 W 132nd St, Overland Park, KS 66213 Oct 10, 2020 6:00 am Oct 10, 2020 11:00 am In Review 2020-10-10 06:00 2020-10-10 11:00 October 2020
The OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer 5k Run/Walk 7200 W. 132nd St Overland Park Oct 11, 2020 7:00 am Oct 11, 2020 11:00 am In Review 2020-10-11 07:00 2020-10-11 11:00 October 2020
1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk 10400 Roe Ave Oct 17, 2020 9:30 am Oct 17, 2020 11:00 am Expired/Closed 2020-10-17 09:30 2020-10-17 11:00 October 2020
JCCC Lace Up for Learning 5K Run-Walk 12345 College Blvd. Oct 18, 2020 8:00 am Oct 18, 2020 10:00 am In Review 2020-10-18 08:00 2020-10-18 10:00 October 2020
Monster Dash 5K 7200 W. 132nd Street Overland Park KS Oct 31, 2020 8:00 am Oct 31, 2020 10:30 am In Review 2020-10-31 08:00 2020-10-31 10:30 October 2020
Gobbler Grind 9401 Indian Creek PKWY Nov 1, 2020 8:30 am Nov 1, 2020 2:30 pm In Review 2020-11-01 08:30 2020-11-01 14:30 November 2020
Raider Band 5K Run/Walk 5800 W 107th St, OP, KS 66207 Nov 8, 2020 7:00 am Nov 8, 2020 8:30 am In Review 2020-11-08 07:00 2020-11-08 08:30 November 2020
Great Santa Run 5K 12345 College Boulevard OPKS Dec 6, 2020 9:00 am Dec 6, 2020 11:30 am In Review 2020-12-06 09:00 2020-12-06 11:30 December 2020
Sweetheart Run 5K/10K 9000 W 137th Street OPKS Feb 13, 2021 9:00 am Feb 13, 2021 11:30 am In Review 2021-02-13 09:00 2021-02-13 11:30 February 2021
The Cookie Run 5K 7951 W 160th St OPKS Feb 27, 2021 8:00 am Feb 27, 2021 10:30 am In Review 2021-02-27 08:00 2021-02-27 10:30 February 2021
Easter Egg 5k 7200 W 132nd Street OPKS Apr 3, 2021 8:00 am Apr 3, 2021 10:30 am In Review 2021-04-03 08:00 2021-04-03 10:30 April 2021
Noah's Crown Town 5K 2021 9401 Indian Creek Pkwy, Overland Park, KS 66210 Apr 18, 2021 6:30 am Apr 18, 2021 10:00 am In Review 2021-04-18 06:30 2021-04-18 10:00 April 2021
Valley Park Elementary Fun Run 12301 Lamar Ave Apr 30, 2021 6:30 pm Apr 30, 2021 7:00 pm In Review 2021-04-30 18:30 2021-04-30 19:00 April 2021
Outpacing Melanoma 5K Run/Walk 9401 Indian Creek Parkway May 2, 2021 8:00 am May 2, 2021 9:30 am In Review 2021-05-02 08:00 2021-05-02 09:30 May 2021
Morse Elementary Fun Run 2021 15201 MONROVIA May 7, 2021 5:00 pm May 7, 2021 8:00 pm In Review 2021-05-07 17:00 2021-05-07 20:00 May 2021
Kansas City Express Mother’s Day 5K 9401 Indian Creek Parkway May 9, 2021 5:30 am May 9, 2021 11:00 am In Review 2021-05-09 05:30 2021-05-09 11:00 May 2021
OP Fallen Guardian Run 7400 W 132nd Street Overland Park, KS 66213 May 29, 2021 7:00 am May 29, 2021 9:30 am In Review 2021-05-29 07:00 2021-05-29 09:30 May 2021
Heroes for Hospice 5K Run/Walk 6281 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66223 Jun 12, 2021 7:30 am Jun 12, 2021 9:00 am In Review 2021-06-12 07:30 2021-06-12 09:00 June 2021
Stars and Stripes 5K 5661 W. 135th St OPKS Jul 3, 2021 7:30 am Jul 3, 2021 10:00 am In Review 2021-07-03 07:30 2021-07-03 10:00 July 2021
Diva Dash 5K 9401 Indian Creek Parkway OPKS Jul 17, 2021 7:30 am Jul 17, 2021 10:00 am In Review 2021-07-17 07:30 2021-07-17 10:00 July 2021
19th Annual Head for the Cure 5K - Metro KC 9401 Indian Creek Pkwy, Overland Park, KS 66210 Aug 29, 2021 8:00 am Aug 29, 2021 10:30 am In Review 2021-08-29 08:00 2021-08-29 10:30 August 2021
20th Annual Helen Gold 5K - 10K 6755 W. 119th Street Sep 11, 2021 7:00 am Sep 11, 2021 10:00 am In Review 2021-09-11 07:00 2021-09-11 10:00 September 2021
Dot to Dot 5K/10K 9401 Indian Creek Parkway OPKS Sep 19, 2021 8:00 am Sep 19, 2021 10:30 am In Review 2021-09-19 08:00 2021-09-19 10:30 September 2021
Overland Park Fall Festival 7950 Marty Sep 25, 2021 10:00 am Sep 25, 2021 12:00 pm In Review 2021-09-25 10:00 2021-09-25 12:00 September 2021
Walk to End Alzheimer's 9401 Indian Creek Pkwy, Building #40 Oct 3, 2021 9:15 am Oct 3, 2021 12:00 pm In Review 2021-10-03 09:15 2021-10-03 12:00 October 2021
JCCC Lace Up for Learning 5K Run-Walk 12345 College Blvd. Oct 10, 2021 8:00 am Oct 10, 2021 10:00 am In Review 2021-10-10 08:00 2021-10-10 10:00 October 2021
Monster Dash 5K 7200 W. 132nd Street Oct 30, 2021 8:00 am Oct 30, 2021 10:30 am In Review 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 In Review 2021-11-07 07:00 2021-11-07 08:30 November 2021
Great Santa Run 5K 12345 College Blvd Dec 5, 2021 9:00 am Dec 5, 2021 11:00 am In Review 2021-12-05 09:00 2021-12-05 11:00 December 2021
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

Promotional Activities Permit

Large promotional activities, including temporary structures, inflatable objects larger than eight cubic feet, animated devices, projected images or beams of light, and more, require a promotional activities special event permit.

Promotional activities special event permit holders 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 feed 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

Temporary Sign or Single Banner Permit

A temporary sign or banner permit allows a single sign or banner to be mounted on a building temporarily.

Limitations

Sign or banner permits are valid for no more than 15 days.

No more than four sign or banner permits will be issued to any organization in a calendar year. No more than two sign or banner permits will be issued per residential leasing or sales office per calendar year.

Fees

  • First and second applications: $30
  • Remaining two applications: $70

Fees are waived for nonprofit organizations.

Application

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

ePLACE: Temporary Sign or Banner Permits

Multiple Devices or Gadgets Sign Permits

A multiple devices or gadgets sign permit allows for attention-attracting devices such as signs, banners, or balloons on a property, or more than one sign, device, or gadget, to be mounted on a building temporarily.

Permit holders must

  • Have the approval of the property owner.
  • Provide location information and a site plan for the activity.
  • Keep all signs for the activity out of the public right of way.
  • Keep all structures ten feed away from the public right of way.

Limitations

Multiple devices or gadgets sign permits are valid for no more than 10 days.

No more than three attention-attracting devices will be approved per event.

Fees

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

Fees are waived for nonprofit organizations.

Applications

Apply for a multiple devices or gadgets sign permit on ePLACE, the City’s online permitting system.

ePLACE: Multiple Devices or Gadgets Sign 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.

Religious organization may display up to three temporary signs per calendar year, no larger than 50 square feet in area, to promote events happening at that location. No permit is required, but all other events are subject to the City’s permitting requirements.