The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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Requirements for conducting special events on public property

The Village of Oak Park recognizes the unique contributions that special events provide to the spirit and vitality of the community. Events can celebrate neighborhoods, further economic growth, blend cultures, create fundraising opportunities for non-profit organizations and increase tourism and recreation.

The Village also has a significant interest in protecting the health, safety and welfare of the general public and in preserving public order. That's why permits are required for all special events, parades and assemblies on public property.

Any organization wishing to conduct a special event involving public property such as a run, walk or sidewalk sale in Oak Park, must apply for a special event permit through VillageView, Oak Park's online permit processing portal.

For more information on the process, click on the headings below: