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Special Event Permit

Planning your own special event? Download the Special Events Permit Application. Public entities hosting events on public property within the Village and marketed to and open to the public may only advertise on signs at approved locations. Please fill out the Special Event Signage Permit Application for approval. Banners are approved on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that special event permits are governed by Ordinance 2014-O-032.

Application Details
There is no fee for the Special Event Permit (SEP) application. If your event is being held on public property and/or you plan on using any Village services, you must fill out the Special Event Permit Application. This application ensures all details are properly communicated to key staff. As of January 2017, the application has been updated. No previous versions of this application will be accepted.

Organizers of new events must submit this form at least 90 days in advance. For runs, walks, etc., a route must be approved through the special event coordinator before the permit application is submitted. Recurring events must submit this application at least 45 days in advance. Event managers are encouraged to submit dates as early as possible.

The SEP application can be submitted via fax at (708) 444-5099 to the attention of the Special Events Coordinator, via email to, or dropped off at Village Hall, 16250 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park.

Once the Village receives the SEP application, it could take as many as four weeks to issue a Special Events License, depending on the event. Once the application has been approved by all key departments, the Village will send the Special Event License via email to the sponsoring organization’s main contact. Any questions regarding this application process can be directed to the Special Events Coordinator at (708) 444-5000.

Village Service
If you are in need of security or traffic control, the Tinley Park Police Department will assign security for $30 per hour with a two-hour minimum, or traffic control officers for $18 per hour with a two-hour minimum.

If your event requires services from the Village’s Public Works Department, there will be a charge of $35/hour per person. Please see the Public Works section on the permit for services available.

If you are planning on erecting a tent that is over 20’x20’, a tent permit must be submitted to the Building Department. The tent permit application fee is $15 per tent. If you are planning on erecting temporary signage, a temporary sign permit application is $15.