Thank you for choosing the City of Pismo Beach for your event. We welcome activities for our residents and visitors. The City has established a process for permitting Special Events that are conducted by the private sector to use City streets, facilities or services. We realize that Special Events enhance the Pismo Beach lifestyle and provide benefits to our citizens through the creation of unique venues for expression and entertainment that are not normally provided as a part of governmental services.
Any person, group, or organization desiring to utilize any City property to conduct, promote, manage, aid, or solicit attendance at any Special Event, shall first obtain a Special Event Permit. A Special Event Permit is available online here or by contacting the Conference & Visitors Bureau at 805.773.7034, email@example.com, or visiting City Hall. The Special Event Application must be submitted to the Conference & Visitors Bureau at least 60 working days prior to the date of the event along with the application fee and required insurance.
Anyone desiring to get married on the beach, shall first obtain a Wedding Permit. A Wedding Permit Application is available online here or by contacting the Conference & Visitors Bureau at 805.773.7034, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting City Hall. The application must be submitted to the Conference & Visitors Bureau at least 60 working days prior to the date of the wedding along with the application fee and required insurance.
You can pay the application fee of $74.00 online via the link below or by mailing a check to City Hall.
1. Go to https://www.officialpayments.com
2. Local Payments Section
3. State or Territory: California
4. Payment Entity: Pismo Beach, City of
5. Payment Type: Miscellaneous Fees
6. Enter Payment Amount
9. Follow remainder of steps (likely continue as guest)
10. Payment Type: Events-SEC
11. Email confirmation of payment to email@example.com
Supplemental Forms for Application
Schedule of Fees-Special Events
Map of Event Locations Available
Business Tax Information and Application
If you are interested in becoming a vendor at future City Hosted events, please fill out the interest form and we will reach out when events become available. This would include July 4th Celebration, Clam Festival and more. Interest Form
Pismo Beach Municipal Code Section 12.16 Permits for Special Events.