Plan an Event in Milford

We are pleased you have chosen our city for the location of your event and would like your event to be a success. We have designed the permit process to enable you to think through the elements needed for your event and to make the arrangements for all permits and approvals in a timely manner.

Do I Need A Permit For My Event?

You will need a special event permit if the activity/gathering: 

  a. Occurs upon nonresidential property;  

  b. May have direct or indirect impacts on the transportation system within the City of Milford;

  c. Requires a level of municipal services for its execution or conduct that is above the level provided under ordinary circumstances;

  d. Invites and/or advertises general public participation and patronage (with or without charge);

  e. Is not specifically permitted in the zoning code and/or has the potential to violate the noise ordinance; or

  f. Requires City Council approval for alcohol consumption.  

If you're unsure whether your event will require a permit or approval from City Council, please submit the Pre-Application online form or call the City Clerk's Office at 302.422.1111 and discuss the details.

Remember, you may also need other permits from other agencies, such as the Delaware Division of Public Health (Office of Food Protection), Delaware Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner, Carlisle Fire Company and/or the City of Milford Building Department. 
If you were issued a special event permit last year and the event has had no changes, other than date, you may complete and submit a Renewal Application!
Special Events Permit Application and Information Packet