Special Event Guidelines

The special event permit application can be found by clicking on the following link:

Special Event Permit Application

Our special event requirement is that a Special Events Permit is required for any gathering within the City of Elizabethton that is 1) held on/in City property with or without a rental fee, 2) the public is openly invited to participate with or without an admission fee and/or 3) requires any coordination from City of Elizabethton departments.

The procedures to obtain a special event permit are:

  • Contact the City of Elizabethton’s Special Events Coordinator- Kelly Kitchens 423-547-3008 or kkitchens@cityofelizabethton.org, to obtain a Special Events Application.
  • Complete the Special Event Application in full after reviewing the policies and procedures.
  • Submit the completed application to the Special Events Coordinator no less than 45 days prior to the special event scheduled date.
  • The Special Events Coordinator will review the application and forward it to the Special Events Committee for comment or approval.
  • One approved by the committee, the request will be submitted to the next available City Council Meeting agenda for final approval.
  • Upon City Council approval, requested city services will be scheduled by the Special Events Coordinator.