All requests require a minimum of 30 days to review.
Occasionally, citizens, non-profit organizations or local businesses wish to use City property for special events such as parades, festivals, celebration, sales, or seasonal activities. City property includes parks, streets and other facilities owned and/or operated by the City of Oakdale. In such instances, use of public property for private events, particularly those of a termporary nature, require prior approval by the City. Approval of the proposed special event request ensures that proper steps will be taken to protect public property and the health and safety of all citizens.
The City has prepared a Special Events Application form for your use in planning the details of such a special event and submitting a request that will be reviewed by representatives of each affected City department, and then forwarded to the City Council who may be required to formally approve the request. Please call the City Clerk's office at 845-3573 if you have specific questions about the need for a Special Event Permit.
Effective May 21, 2007, the Oakdale City Council approved Special Events Application processing fees to help recover the costs of City staff time in processing these forms. These forms are generated from the City Clerk's office and necessitate approval from the Police, Fire, Public Works and Parks and Recreation departments. These fees are non-refundable. In some situations, the use of private property for temporary special events may also require prior approval from the Oakdale Planning Commission according to the standards in the Oakdale Municipal Code: Zoning Regulations. If you have specific questions about the temporary use of private property for special events, please call the Community Development Department at 845-3526 during normal business hours, or contact them online.
Please print the form below, fill out the appropriate pages for your event and submit with fee(s) to: City Clerk, 280 North Third Avenue, Oakdale, CA 95361.
One Time Special Event & Block Party Temp & Street Closure Application (For sidewalk sales, block parties, one-day festivals, processions, fun runs, and short-term parking lot closures.)
One Time Event Application (For events requiring alcohol or dance permits such as rodeo dances and school boosters dinners with dancing and alcohol.)
Special Event Application (For special events such as parades, fesitvals, and long-term parking closures.)