The Town's special events ordinance was approved by the Town Commission in December 2022. It governs how the Town manages and permits special events by defining what constitutes a special event, determining when such events would require Commission approval, and creating a standardized method for levying fees to cover the real costs associated with such events.
Special events are defined as: Any activity, ceremony, exhibition, show, concert, pageant, rally, parade, demonstration, or assembly other than the normal day-to-day or seasonal operations of concerns licensed or established within the town. In general, special events will have impacts on a significant number of neighboring properties and/or traffic circulation within a portion of the town. Special events are classified according to their size and location.
You may need a special event permit from the Town of Oakland if you meet any of the below criteria:
Public Event - Any activity open to the public where at least 150 persons are expected to be present at one time and no street closure is necessary.
Large Public Event - A public event for which closure of one or more street or trail segments is requested.
Street Party - Any event where a significant portion will occur in the street right of way, including events sponsored by a neighborhood or homeowners association, regardless of the planned number of attendees.