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Norfolk County wants to provide its citizens and organizations with a venue for conducting special events and activities on designated County streets, roads, sidewalks, parks, facilities or other municipally-owned property.

If you have any questions related to the Special Events Application process, Corporate Services Staff would be happy to answer any inquiries. Please contact special.events@norfolkcounty.ca or 519-426-5870 ext. 2549.

Special events include, but are not limited to parades, races, walks, block parties and major festivals. When well-conceived and planned, these celebrations can bring rewarding dividends to the organizers, participants and the community.

No person or organization shall hold or conduct any special event on municipal property or which requires municipal services without first having received a valid Special Event Permit in accordance with the Outdoor Special Events Policy:

CS-45- Outdoor Special Event Policy


Completed Special Events Application Packages and supporting documents shall be forwarded to: special.events@norfolkcounty.ca

Forms can also be mailed or dropped off at the following location:

Corporate Services Generalist
Robinson Administration Building

185 Robinson Street, Suite 100
Simcoe, ON N3Y 5L6


When a proposed event takes place only on designated sports fields and/or facilities or when the proposed event would take place only in a picnic shelter (having a maximum of 200 participants), the fields and/or facilities are to be booked directly through the Community Development Division (without processing a Special Events Permit), with the exception of a beer garden event.

 


Special Events Application Process

Norfolk County recognizes that special events are an important part of life for residents which enhance tourism, culture, recreation, education and provide an economic benefit to businesses in Norfolk County.

Organizers planning on hosting a special event, whether it’s a concert/festival/block party or parade must submit an application to Norfolk County. Application preparation should be started at least 3 months before the planned event date.

  • Outdoor Special Event Application package is available via an online web form here

This resource manual is a guideline for special event organizers in planning their activities and identifying and assisting organizers in following the requirements set out by Norfolk County and other organizations such as the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit and O.P.P. who may have input in regards to the operations of the event.  Following the requirements of this manual will ensure that all necessary permits and approvals will be in place well before the actual date of your event.

 


All Norfolk County Special Events should be planned with accessibility in mind, and event organizers should take into consideration the fact that people with various disabilities might attend their event.
If food and/or beverages are served, sold or offered, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit Special Event Application Package must be completed and returned with your package. Please visit the following link for more information:



Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday with the exception of statutory holidays.   Robinson Administration Building 185 Robinson Street Simcoe, ON Email:askus@norfolkcounty.ca Phone: 519-426-5870 Fax: 519-426-8573 For more contact options, maps and driving instructions, check out our Contact Us page.