Office of Special Events

“Due to the current COVID crisis, the Special Events office is not processing any applications through the end of the year. We are uncertain what the situation will be in the first part of 2021, so it is advises that applicants call the Office of Special Events periodically at 502-572-3467 to be updated on any imminent changes.”

We now have a new way to get a special events permits online.
Use our new Louisville Metro Business Portal and login or "Register for a new account" if you don't have a login username and password. Then choose the "Licenses" tab.

Welcome to the City of Louisville! Louisville Metro Government (LMG) and the Office of Special Events (OSE) are committed to providing local and visiting events with the highest quality of service and customer care. Hosting your event here means dedicated staff and resources are available to support and accommodate your needs.

The Office of Special Events, along with supporting Metro agencies, have re-evaluated our local Special Events program and made some much needed improvements. By doing so, you are now offered a product and service that ensures your event is affordable, efficient, and safe!

The Special Events Handbook is a tool to educate all event producers about Louisville Metro Government’s process for approving events, available resources and its expectations for producing an event within the Louisville Metro area. The OSE team values your input and welcomes all comments and suggestions for continuous improvement.

City Special Events Calendar





Louisville Metro Emergency Services

Special Events Office

410 S. Fifth Street, Ste. 100

Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 572-3467