Denver Provides Discounts on Event Fees in 2021

Published on February 01, 2021

Better days are coming and Denver is excited to welcome events back into our parks and neighborhoods. In an effort to support the events industry, the Office of Special Events is pleased to announce that select City and County of Denver agencies will provide discounts on special event administrative and permit fees in 2021. Please see below for details.


Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR)
50% off all outdoor public event permits
2021 permit deposits are still due on Jan. 31. Refundable damage deposits will still be required where applicable. The 50% discount will be applied on the final balance due (this discount will be reflected on your account by Feb 15).


Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI)
50% off the administrative fee for Special Event Revocable Street Occupancy Permits (RSOPs) ($50 administrative fee discounted to $25)
No additional discounts provided for Special Event RSOPs permit fees. (Special Events already receive a 95% discount on RSOPs).


Denver Police Department (DPD)
50% off permit fees for parades, walks, runs and rides
No discounts provided for off-duty officers
Denver Fire Department (DFD)
50% off all permit fees related to special events


The processes for applying these discounts will be managed by each agency and some details are still being finalized.
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