Special Event Permits

Note on Events of 50+ PeopleOn March 25, 2021, Governor Doug Ducey announced that events of more than 50 people will no longer need the approval of local governments. These events should continue to follow safe practices and CDC recommendations, including physical distancing. This includes youth sports.

If you have questions about an event application submitted prior to this announcement, please contact the Community Development Department at 623.222.3000.

Temporary Use Permits

Pursuant to Surprise City Code Section 122-105, the installation of donation bins, and most special events, such as carnivals, festivals, fairs, holiday events, fairs, grand openings, and sidewalk and tent sales, require the issuance of a Temporary Use Permit (TUP) from the City. To ensure timely processing TUP applications and payment of applicable fees should be submitted to the City no less than 15 days prior to the scheduled event. The fee schedule and additional instructions are contained in the TUP applications below.

TUP/Special Event Permit
TUP/Donation Bin Permit
Parade and Assemblies Permit Application

Completed applications should be emailed to Development Services at DevelopmentServices@surpriseaz.gov. Questions can also be directed to this email or by calling 623-222-3001.