Planning a Special Event

In order to plan for the best use of city resources in supporting special events, the City has adopted a Special Event Permit process for events that require any of the following:

  • City buildings or facilities (including municipal parking lots)
  • City equipment or staff
  • Closure of a city street or streets (including municipal parking lots)
  • Traffic control
  • Crowd control or public safety


A resident or group planning a special event that uses a public space or facility must submit a Special Event Permit Application (PDF)

All Special Event Permit Applications must be turned in a minimum of 30 days prior to the event. However, depending on the nature of your event, the planning timeline may need to begin months before your event date-especially if your event requires permits and/or certifications from other agencies in addition to City of Lenoir.

Pubic Parking Lots

Below is a map that shows public parking lots in Downtown Lenoir.

Downtown Parking Map