Special Event Permits

Effective August 18, 2011, individuals or groups holding a public or private special event with 50 or more participants will need to contact the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s office to apply for a special event permit. A special event permit is not required for events with less than 50 participants. If the event is being held at a county park, the applicant will need to contact Snohomish County Parks and Recreation at 425-388-6600 to obtain approval.

Please note the Fire Marshal special event permit is in addition to any other state, federal, and/or local permits that may be required to operate the special event.

Permit Code

The Fire Marshal’s Office is authorized under SCC 30.53A.800 to issue special event permits. The permit ensures conformance with fire, life, and safety provisions in the county code. As a part of the special event permit, the fire marshal will inspect any temporary tents or structures erected on the property. In addition, public special events exceeding 100 or more participants are required to sign an indemnity agreement and provide proof of insurance. A special event permit is required for any private event or public event exceeding 50 people.

Additional Information

The special event permit application form shall be submitted to the Office of the County Fire Marshal a minimum of 30 days prior to the event. The instructional guide will detail all the necessary requirements of the application. Please read it very carefully. To submit a permit or to get more information, please contact Terri Irwin at 425-262-2109.