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  Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) City Preparedness Update

Currently in the City and County of Denver, all public and private gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited through July 10 and all special events scheduled through that date have been cancelled.

Denver's long-term re-opening strategy will take an intentional and phased approach and updates will be shared as details become available. Moving forward, special events scheduled for after July 10 will have to adhere to attendance number restrictions and public health requirements that are in place at the time of the event.

Get COVID-19 information on relief support & resources including medical supplies for organizations, opportunities to donate and volunteer, safety information on the virus, and more.

Photo collage of special events such as races and dancing


Find information and documents that may be required for your event or film production here.

Specific details, contact information and links to related applications are found under each department listing.


Insurance Requirements and Community Notification

Proper event notifications are critical to the success of events in any community. Follow the steps below to build positive relationships and mitigate event-related impacts.

Event organizers must notify all impacted residents, businesses, community centers, etc. about event details 45 days prior and again one week before the event.

1. Create an event notification flyer that includes: event dates, times and location, set-up dates and times, road closures, parking restrictions/accommodations, site and/or route map, organizer contact email and phone number.

Upload the pdf of the final flyer to the Office of Special Events’ application system. Add notes about your notification plan and distribution details and lists.

2. Distribute the notification flyer by email and clearly request that recipients share the information with their communities via newsletters, websites, social media, word-of-mouth, etc.

The following recipients MUST be included in your distribution list.

3. Distribute the notification flyer via hand delivery and/or direct mail to homes, apartments, businesses, schools, churches, parking garages, etc. throughout the impacted area. Request that they be posted and shared. Provide large businesses and apartment complexes multiple copies for distribution.

4. Attend RNO and BID meetings of the impacted communities to share event details, answer questions and address concerns – find impacted RNOs and BIDs and their contact information: Many of these groups meet monthly and some less often – reach out early and often as necessary!

Direct questions and requests for notification flyer and distribution list reviews to Jill Lis at and 720.913.1517.

Forms, Contact information & Applications

Denver Police Department Website

Special Events Unit
Parades, Runs, Races, Walks, Rides
Phone: 720-337-1030

Office of Secondary Employment
Analisa Ortiz
Phone: 720-337-0775

Developmental Services Website

Electrical and Generators
Carol Pafford
Phone: 720-865-2827

Stages and Building Department
Street Schellhase or Keith Ostrander
Phone: 720-865-2930 or 720-913-1651
Email:, or

Phone: 720-865-3000

Excise and License Website

State of Colorado Links:

Special Events Liquor Permit information can be found here

Colorado's Special Event Permit Information can be found here 

Special Event Liquor Licenses
Phone: Dial 311 (or 720-913-1311 if outside Denver)


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