Plan an Event in Milford

Special Events

The City of Milford is fortunate to have a number of special events throughout the year that add to the vitality and variety of our community. We welcome and encourage special events that are well-planned and help make Milford a great place to live and visit. 

To that end, the City has created a special events application and permit package that is both a planning tool and an application. We encourage individuals or groups planning an event that will impact municipal services, public streets, and/or other public spaces to download the application and permit packet to learn more. 

A special event permit is required if the event falls under one or more of the following criteria: 

  1. An athletic event (i.e. a 5/10K run, marathon, bicycle race or fundraising walk) that uses a City street, sidewalk, alley, or other right-of-way that obstructs, delays or interferes with the normal flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic, or does not comply with traffic laws and controls.
  2. A block party that requires a closure of a street or portion of a street to vehicular traffic.
  3. A street fair, circus, farmer’s market, street market, art and craft show, exhibition (i.e. car show, air show), carnival, festival, indoor or outdoor musical concert, or other social event or gathering that takes place on a City street, sidewalk, alley or other right-of-way, City park or City facility. 
  4. An event or gathering on private property that is likely to obstruct, delay or interfere with the normal flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic; whose participants are likely not to comply with traffic laws and controls; and/or that involves the use of, or possible impacts upon other public property or facilities and the provision of public safety services in the response thereto. This includes parking and uses of a secondary property. 

Please send your completed packet to the City Clerk's office for review by the City. If after reading through the packet you still have questions or concerns, please contact the Clerk's office at 302.422.1111.  If you are unsure if your event needs a permit, submit the Pre-Application online form and we will review it and let you know.

If you are planning an annual event that has received a Special Event Permit from the City before, you may be able to complete a Special Events Permit RENEWAL Application.  
All local, state, and federal (when applies) laws and rules apply and applicable agencies notified as directed by the Clerk’s office. Applicant is responsible for contacting properties in advance of event when noise could impact area residences and/or businesses during operating hours. Coordination of events between DelDOT and the Clerk's office may be necessary if a DelDOT special event permit is required as well. 

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