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Event Permits

Information about obtaining a City of Albuquerque event permit.

In an effort to ensure safe events during this time, the City of Albuquerque is following the Red to Green framework provided by the Governor’s Office. Currently, the State’s Public Health Order restricts mass gatherings. As such, the only events that will be permitted at this time include:

  • Farmer's/Grower’s Markets 
  • Drive-In Events 

The COVID-19 Safe Practices for Individuals and Employers provides requirements that must be followed for each of these events. Applicants must submit a proposal on how their event will follow these guidelines before their event receives approval and a Social Distancing Event Agreement and Permit. Event organizers found in violation of COVID-19 Safe Practices stipulated in the agreement, may impact current and future agreements and permits, and may be subject to fines. 

Public Health Orders - Updated: February 24, 2021

Current State of New Mexico COVID-19 Safe Practices. 

Special Event Permitting: Now Online

Follow these steps to start your application:

  • Create an account using your email address
  • Create a Special Event Permit Application
  • Provide information about your organization, answer questions pertaining to your event details (Road closures, site plan and more)
  • Upload or provide information on event details
  • Submit your permit and it will be routed to the appropriate departments for questions or approvals

Apply For a Special Event Permit

In accordance to State of New Mexico health orders, Special Event Permits are not being issued for mass gatherings until further notice.

Special events require advanced approval and permits from the City of Albuquerque. We are happy to help guide you through the Event Permitting Process.

The City of Albuquerque’s Event Permitting Process is designed to make recommendations and establish guidelines for events based on city ordinances, requirements and regulations for events hosted by citizens, businesses and organizations. These recommendations and requirements are intended to minimize impact on area residents, businesses and organizations, and ensure the City’s ability to provide emergency services to the public.

Demonstrations & Protests

Persons engaging in public demonstrations for the sole purpose of public issue speech protected under the First Amendment are not required to obtain a permit. (See Ordinance). To get more information on organizing a protest or demonstration, please visit Office of Equity & Inclusion

Still not sure? Contact the special event permitting office at 505-768-3546 or [email protected].