Special Events Policy

Special events are extremely important to the quality of life for Wake Forest residents. However, any event scheduled to take place on public property requires the coordination of multiple town resources. To facilitate the planning process, each approved event, no matter the size, must receive a special event permit.

Please Note

  • An application to hold a special event does not constitute approval for the event nor issuance of a permit. It simply provides information necessary to process and consider permit issuance. Final event approval and permit will be determined in accordance with the Town of Wake Forest's adopted special events policy.

  • For events at Town parks, contact the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department at 919-435-9560.

  • For events at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, call 919-435-9458.

How to Apply for a Special Event Permit

  1. Read the Special Events Policy.

  2. Contact the Community Events Coordinator if this is your first request for a special event at 919-630-9920. She will determine whether or not a permit application should be submitted.

  3. If determined necessary, complete the Town of Wake Forest Special Events Permit Application. All applications must be submitted to the Town of Wake Forest no less than 45 days prior to the start of the event. Please ensure that the required application fee and any required documents are submitted as well.

 Special Events Permit Application