Special Event Permits

Thank you for your interest in bringing a special event to Deerfield Township. Community based special events foster community pride and help make Deerfield Township a great place to live, work, and play!

The Deerfield Township Parks and Recreation Department manages Special Event Permits and will be your primary contact during the application process. If you have any questions during the process, please feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 513.701.6977.

Special events help welcome visitors from other areas to Deerfield Township and celebrate our great community. To promote and strengthen our community identity, we ask that you recognize Deerfield Township as the location of your event and include the Deerfield Township logo on all promotional, advertising, signage, and event media. Please request a copy of our Logo Use Policy for specific guidelines.

Special Event Defined

Special Events are festivals, performances, competitions, or other organized public events in which public rights of way or public property will be used or significantly impacted as a result of the event and which may require the involvement of Township personnel and equipment dedicated to assisting in the event. (Block Parties and private events at the Snyder House utilize different forms and do not require a Special Event Permit.)

Special Event Request Form

An Online Special Event Request is required prior to completion of the Special Event Permit Application. All Special Event Request Forms must be submitted by October 1st of the year prior to the event (i.e. 2018 events must have a request form submitted by October 1, 2017).

Due to staffing and budgetary constraints, not all event requests can be approved. The Special Event Request Form is used to prioritize events and is not final approval. Applicants who submit the Special Event Request form by the deadline will be notified of their status by February 1st.

Special Event Permit Application (for approved Special Event Requests)

Deerfield Township will send an online Special Event Permit Application Packet to applicants whose Special Event Requests have been approved. The completed Special Event Permit Application must be submitted to Deerfield Township at least 90 days prior to the event. A comprehensive site plan and insurance certificate must accompany the application. (Additional permits may be required for specific features of an event, such as tents, signs, generators, etc. The need for supplemental permits is noted throughout the application.)