COVID-19 Large Special Event Permits

Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, and pursuant to Executive Order 2020-59 issued by Governor Doug Ducey and Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Special Meeting Resolution (C-44-21-089-X-01), select public events for more than 50 people in unincorporated Maricopa County and events for more than 50 people on property owned or managed by Maricopa County must obtain a Large Special Event Permit.

What Type of Events Require a Permit from Maricopa County

  • Any event that will have more than 50 persons at any one time on property owned or managed by Maricopa County

  • Any organized public event in unincorporated Maricopa County that will have more than 50 persons on site at any one time and that requires a permit that is special or temporary in nature from a Maricopa County department.

  • Examples include events that require a temporary food permit from Environmental Services, a right-of-way permit from the Department of Transportation, a special use permit from the Parks Department, or a temporary use permit from the Planning and Development Department. Temporary use permits are required for public events on property that does not have an existing zoning entitlement to host events.

  • Public events are events held on public or private property that are open to attendance by the general public with or without a fee or charge.

Approved Public Events

Find a list of the approved public events and their corresponding COVID-19 mitigation plan.


If you have questions, please call 602-506-3301.

Important Links

Large special event permit application

Large special event permit resolution