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Denver’s one stop shop for planning events on public property!

Interested in organizing a festival on a street or a park? Planning a 5K for a charity fundraiser? Perhaps you are doing a commercial film shoot and need a film permit? Start your planning with us!

Denver's Office of Special Events (OSE) mission is to help guide event organizers and film producers through our City's permitting process. Our team of event liaisons are here to help you think through your event and film shoot ideas, provide expertise regarding our city processes, and ensure your event or film is safe and compliant!

The Office of Special Events proudly issues Denver’s film permit for commercial shoots on public property!


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Office of Special Events Feedback
Do you have feedback regarding a special event, film production or the Office of Special Events? Let us know your comments, concerns, or suggestions below:
What is a Special Event?

A special event is defined as a race, parade, festival, etc. that utilizes public property in the City and County of Denver (such as a street closure or park), is temporary, and/or requires approval by more than one city agency.  


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What is a Film Production?

Film production is defined as a commercial shoot that takes place on public property including family/senior photo shoots, commercials, feature films and more. A Denver film permit is needed for any film/photography production on public property when any of the following apply: the cast/crew of 5 or more people; takes places in a Denver Park (regardless of cast/crew size); and will block pedestrian or vehicular traffic (regardless of cast/crew size).