In response to the growing number of community events, outreach projects and group activities, city of Frankfort officials remind the community to apply for a special event permit when planning events. Permits are required for any public event that involves street closure(s), serves food or hosts a large number of people.
The purpose of this permit is to increase citizen safety and facilitate coordinated support among city departments, including the police, street, and fire departments. Fees for city services and special requests may apply. Some events may require planners to contact other departments such as Clinton County Health Department or apply for an additional Amusement and Entertainment Permit issued by the State of Indiana.
Special Event permits can be picked up at the Frankfort Police Department, located at 201 W Washington Street, or downloaded from the City of Frankfort website. Completed forms need to be submitted to the Police Department 4-6 weeks prior to the planned event.
According to Mayor Chris McBarnes, “Special events provide a valuable social and economic benefit to our community. We want these functions and events to be a success, and to be safe, enjoyable experiences for all who attend. That is why we have instituted this permit process which allows us to accommodate and work with each group and organization who apply.”
All Special Event applications will be reviewed and approved by the Board of Public Works and Safety prior to the event.
Special Event permit applications can be found on the city website at https://frankfort-in.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Special-Event-Application.pdf.