Special Event Permits are processed through the Planning Department. The City will make every effort to consider your request in a timely manner. Please allow 20-30 days for departmental review. Upon completion of department review, staff will submit the Special Event Permit application to City Council for approval.
Page 2 of the Special Event Permit Packet contains Contact Information for all of the departments involved in Special Event Planning.
Community Activation Grant Program
As of May 2021, the Historic Downtown Mansfield program has created the Community Activation Grant. Applicants are invited to apply for grant funding to help them provide special events and live entertainment through the promotion of local artists and other community activation efforts in the area. Please see the link to the program packet below to learn more. The packet includes further details about the program as well as the program application.
Be sure to gather all of the necessary documentation you will need. This includes invoices, receipts, and proof of payment for all expenses incurred. Additionally, retain a copy of all media coverage and marketing materials, and be sure to grab some photos or video to document your event's success! Finally, you will need to submit an Event Recap and Financial Accounting form, which can be downloaded below.