Special Outdoor Event Permits

A Special Outdoor Event Permit is required for events conducted in the open air or within a tent or other temporary structure and is produced for a limited time, and could be considered: 

a. A festival, carnival or exhibition where:
i. Unpackaged food is served, sold or transferred to members of the public, or
ii. Motorized amusement devices, a tent or an outdoor stage is used; or
b. Any temporary commercial event conducted on residential property, other than a yard sale; or 
c. Any temporary event conducted on residential property where more than 200 guests or attendees are expected on any one day; or 
d. Any outdoor sales or commercial activity by a peddler or transient merchant on non- residential property, other than a licensed flea market. 

Provided, however, that "special outdoor event" excludes the following:

a. Any event conducted on property owned by any government entity if authorized by the property owner; and
b. Any event conducted on the grounds of any developed lot whose principle use is one of public assembly, such as a church, school, library, park or membership organization.
For any special event request, please contact Devon Hooper at hooperd@douglasvillega.gov to obtain the necessary information. Please allow up to two (2) weeks for application processing and approval.