Welcome to the City of Kelowna’s online permit application system! With this system, you can submit and update information and track the status of your permit application 24 hours a day.
The online application has been designed as your one stop shop to ensure permit details comply with local, provincial, & federal policies and regulations governing activities associated with the production of events and films.
When do I need a Permit?
The City of Kelowna issues permits for 3 types of activities in City outdoor spaces:
An Outdoor Event Permit is required for all events taking place on City property AND for events of over 1000 people on private property. Examples include: parades, concerts, triathlons, community events, etc. Events must be available to the general public as private bookings cannot book park space.
Before beginning the permit application process, please ensure you are wanting to host an outdoor event. If your event is better defined below, a different permit is likely required. Please click on the links to learn more.
Further application information can be found here.
A Tournament permit is required for all major tournaments or special events taking place on City property. Generally, these are sporting events that require an additional level of service outside of a standard field rental booking. Examples would include: a regional baseball tournament, football training camp, charity slo-pitch game etc. Further application information can be found here.
Film Permits are required for any filming taking place on City property or private property that will have an impact on the public. Examples of public impact include parking, noise, traffic impact and sidewalk closures. Further application information can be found here.
The City of Kelowna boasts many beautiful backdrops for your outdoor ceremony. Park spaces can be booked for a 3-hour time slot for ceremonies only. Further application information can be found here.
NOTIFICATION - COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all facets of community life in a profound way, and the event and film sectors are no exception. Re-starting these important sectors is a significant aspect of our community's recovery plans and the City of Kelowna puts public safety as its first priority. Permits will be issued based on Provincial Health Orders and BCCDC Guidelines and are subject to change. Visit our Outdoor Event webpage for more information and supporting documents. All applicants are required to create & submit a COVID-19 Safety Plan with their application.
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On behalf of the City of Kelowna, thank you for contributing to the spirit & vitality of our community.