City Clerk

Special Event Licensing

Due to COVID-19, City Hall is closed to the public effective November 9, 2020. 

A drop-off box has been installed for applications and payments on Second Street behind City Hall. 

See map here.


Guidance for Special Events Due to COVID-19

All Special Event Permits are subject to federal, state, and local restrictions imposed due to the ongoing public health emergency caused by COVID-19.

Special Event Permits remain subject to all requirements of Duluth City Code Chapter 45 and are issued at the discretion of the City in accordance with that Chapter. Please note, due to COVID-19, events that require staffing that would result in reductions in critical public safety services as determined by the City will not be granted.

Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department for COVID specific information about events located within City Parks.


INITIAL CONTACT: City Clerk, 318 City Hall, 411 W. 1st St., Duluth MN 55802.

FORM:  License Application (Standard).

FEE:  See Fee Schedule.

TELEPHONE NUMBER:  (218) 730-5500.

ISSUED TO:  Any organizer of foot and bicycle races, parades, or a community event where the street and/or sidewalk need to be closed.

PROCEDURE:  Before filing the application, applicant shall have discussed plans for the event with the traffic inspector in the Police Department.  Applications, with fees, shall be filed with the City Clerk NOT LESS THAN 30 DAYS before an event, subject to the approval of the Chief Administrative Officer and the Chief of Police. Insurance coverage is mandatory for the sponsoring organization.