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Covid-19 Emergency Business Recovery Special Event Permit

An Implementing Order has been set by the City Manager to establish an expedited permit process for COVID-19 related special events on a temporary basis. As the City returns to a new normal in the wake of the COVID-19 public health crisis, the City Commission tasked the administration with finding creative ways to support businesses and encourage individuals to participate in the local economy. In response to the re-opening of businesses under the strict conditions outlined in applicable emergency orders and corresponding handbooks, the City Commission passed an Emergency Ordinance which enacted City Code Section 62-303 “Covid-19 Emergency Business Recovery Special Event Permit”. Section 62-303 streamlines the special event permit process in order to safely expand economic opportunities for businesses in the City impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, while continuing to require adherence to the Americans with Disabilities Act and general life safety standards. The Ordinance sunsets on Jan. 15, 2021.

You can download the application from this link: COVID-19 Recovery Special Events Application & Permit 

For additional information and to submit your application, please contact

Planning Your Special Event In Coral Gables 

Special events are a great way to highlight your organization, and the community to both visitors and residents of Coral Gables. It is the City of Coral Gables’ objective to help make sure that the event is safe, successful and planned effectively.

You Need to Obtain a Special Events Permit if... 

  • Event is open to the general public (with or without charge).
  • Event takes place at a City of Coral Gables facility, on public property or in the right of way.
  • Event requires City services
  • Event involves closure or modification of traffic flow of local streets or any arterial street.

The submission of a Special Events Permit Application may be one of several applications an event organizer may need to submit. The responses to questions in the application will help the City inform you of other necessary permits and approvals needed.

For additional information on special events please contact via email: and for film permits please email or call 305-460-5605.

Important Documents

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Farmers Market: 

Vendors' participation in the Farmers Market is by invitation only.
Please contact Norma Gavarrete for more information.

International Cultural Events Program: 

A program focused on bringing five high-quality, international and culturally-enriching events to Coral Gables in 2022. For more information, please click here.