Special Event Permitting

Guidelines & Recommendations
This page is intended to assist organizations in coordinating and planning events in an efficient manner. Find helpful instructions and forms below.

Special Event Application
Please complete this Special Events Application (PDF) along with any of the other forms that pertain to your event, such as tents or generators. In addition, please provide a site plan for the committee to adequately review your event and assist your organization in a thorough and efficient manner.

Please note that Special Event Ordinance 19-07-59 was adopted by the Frisco City Council on July 2, 2019. This ordinance now allows for an application fee structure for private special event applications.

Alcohol Permits

For information about obtaining alcohol permits for your private special event, refer to our City Secretary’s Office’s page.

Tent Permit
Please complete this Special Events Permit Application (PDF) if any tents will be  400 square feet or more. Describe the size of tents. You will need a fire package in each tent that is 400 square feet or more, and have a flame-retardant certificate for each size tent. Please provide a floor plan for what will be under the tents.The fee for a tent permit is $75.

Generator Permit
Please complete this Permit Application (PDF) if your generator(s) will be a tow-behind generator. Generators must be grounded. The generator permit fee is $50.

Sign Ordinance

For event sign coordination plan requirements, refer to our Sign Ordinance, 16-03-25, and refer to section 70.15 - Special Event Signage.

Temporary Food Establishment (Temporary Event Vendors)
Temporary food establishments are defined as a food establishment that operates for a period of no more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration. Temporary food establishments must obtain a permit from Health and Food Safety, applying no later than 10 business days before the event or celebration. The permit fee is $50 for each event or celebration. Temporary food establishments must meet specific criteria, including:

  • Approved only in conjunction with an event or celebration
  • Limited food items to be sold
  • Limited time length of food sales

For applications, permits and more information, visit Health & Food Safety.

Parks and Recreation Facility and Park Use Information

Frisco Parks and Recreation operates several indoor and outdoor event venues that accommodate functions such as parties, weddings, corporate gatherings, performances, fundraisers, and tournaments. Please visit the Play Frisco Rentals page if you are interested in using a Frisco park or facility for your event prior to submitting a special event application.