Special Events

Music or Entertainment Events

All special events require a permit. Music and/or entertainment festivals are required to have a Special Entertainment Event Permit approved by the Board of Supervisors. The term “musical or entertainment festival” or “festival” means any gathering or groups of individuals for the purpose of listening to or participating in entertainment which consists primarily of musical renditions conducted in opens paces not within an enclosed structure. 

Staff Review

A staff review of the application is completed and forwarded to the Board of Supervisors for approval. Staff review will include:

  • Building
  • Fire Marshal
  • Health Department
  • Sheriff’s Office
  • Zoning

Temporary Use Permit

All other special events including car shows, festivals and parades will require a Temporary Use Permit issued by the Zoning Office. Please keep in mind, other permits may be required related to your event through the Building Department, Fire Marshal and/or the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required permits are issued prior to conducting the event.  A staff review of the Temporary Use Permit Application will include:

  • Building
  • Fire Marshal
  • Health Department
  • Sheriff’s Office
  • Zoning

Permit Guide

Before applying for a permit, please view our Special Entertainment Event Permit Guide (PDF).