The City of Fort Myers recognizes the significant role special events play in the life of a community. Events enhance the vibrancy of our community by providing recreation, cultural and educational opportunities; foster a sense of belonging and collective identity among residents; provide economic support for both the not-for-profit and business communities; and provide opportunities for the development of tourism.
The City welcomes those people or organizations looking to host events within City boundaries to submit an application to permit their event.
For events on, or involving, public property (such as in a park or road closure), the appropriate permit application is Special Event Permit. To help guide you through this process, we've put together a handbook to provide an overview on the process, frequent questions, and event specific guidelines. For more in depth view on the permit and the process, please download the Special Event Permit Handbook here. Any questions or special event permit applications can be submitted to the Event Coordinator at email@example.com or call 239-321-7529.
For events solely on private property, the appropriate application is the Temporary Outdoor Activity Permit or (TEM). The TEM permit cannot be submitted via email. You can submit online at www.cityftmyers.com/energov or in person at the Community Development Department located at 1825 Hendry St. For questions on the TEM permit please call 239-321-7925.
If you need to close a road or sidewalk, please complete the Right of Way closure permit application. If you have questions on the Right of Way closure, please email traffic engineer firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
See you at the next event!