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Common permits for public events in Boston

You may need permits from several departments to host an event in Boston.

To host a public event in Boston, you need to apply to host a public event. Then, you’ll meet with Consumer Affairs and Licensing. When you meet with us, you need to provide a production schedule and a site plan for your event. Finally, you may need to get permits from several departments represented on the Public Event Committee.

Still have questions? Contact:
Entertainment Licensing
1 City Hall Square, Room 817
Boston, MA 02201-2039