Special Events Office
120 Marconi Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215
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Phone: (614) 645-4375
Fax: (614) 645-4377
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30AM – 3:30PM (To better serve your needs, please call for an appointment to make sure a Special Events officer is available to process your permit.)
The primary mission of the Columbus Division of Police Special Events Office is to coordinate and oversee planning for events of all capacities. The coordination involves traffic control, route planning, security, (special duty) dignitary protection, etc. The Special Events Office works closely with event sponsors to ensure a safe and successful activity. Additionally, the Special Events Office initiates traffic releases to the media and other City divisions to provide information to motorists using areas affected by special events. Special events could include, but are not limited to, parades, runs / races, processions, block parties and festivals.
Event Permits & Applications (Special Events, Run / Race Events / Block Parties / Marine & Special Activities)
Liquor Permits (Ohio Department Of Commerce Ohio Liquor Control)
Parade Permit & Application(PDF, 153KB)
Special Duty (Hiring a Columbus Police Officer for an Event)