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A list of permits sortable by City department is available below--click to learn how to apply and obtain a permit.

Special Event Permit - SUSPENDED through 3/31

Visit Community Resources' Special Event Permit & Promotions webpage for information on obtaining a permit to have a special event in Hermosa Beach public spaces (e.g. the beach, parks, Pier Plaza) or in the public right-of-way, including an application form, policy guide and fee information.  Depending on the scope and impact level of the event, the permit may be subject to review and/or approval by the Community Resources Department, other City departments, the Parks, Recreation and Community Resources Advisory Commission and City Council

For residential special events, please see the Police Department's Permits and Services page for information on block party permits and residential special event permit.

For commercial-related events or events on commercial property, please see the Community Development Departments's applications, forms and handouts page for information on limited live entertainment and temporary minor special event / administrative permits.

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