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Block party, carnival, race and other special event applications

Special Events Application

Click here (PDF) to download the Special Event Application and Policy for the Village of Hoffman Estates.

A Special Event Permit is needed for:

  • All outdoor events held on Village property and/or deemed to significantly impact operations
  • Events that require street closures
  • Events that require closure of Village parking lots and/or the use of Village owned-property
  • Outdoor events that will be open to the general public

If you have any questions regarding the Special Events process or application, please contact Austin Pollack in General Government at 847-781-2616 or

Guns Prohibited

As per statute 430 ILCS 66/65, you are not allowed to conceal carry at "Special events or public gatherings conducted on property open to the public and requires the issuance of a permit from unit of local government." Please post this required no concealed carry sign (PDF) at entrances and exits of any qualifying event.

Events in Public Areas of the Village

Organizations and neighborhoods may apply to hold special events in the public areas of the Village. This includes Village streets and the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green.

The Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green policies and procedures are available here (PDF).

Groups who would like to reserve public parks should contact the Hoffman Estates Park District.

Block Party Applications are available here (PDF).  A petition for the street closure needs to be signed by all residents affected by the road closure.

Events on Village streets or other Village property may apply using the Special Event Application above.

Does your event require additional licenses or permits for activities or temporary structures?

Visit the Building Permit page for tents, inflatable structures, or electrical permits
Visit the Village Clerk's Business Licenses page for an event raffle license form

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Last updated: 8/25/2014 3:10:18 PM