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A permit is required for tents 400 square feet or greater and are inspected by Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue. A tent is a structure, enclosure, or shelter, with or without sidewalls or drops, constructed of fabric or pliable materials supported by any manner except by air or the contents that is protects.
A permit is required for cooking tents of any size and are inspected by Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue. A cooking tent is usually a membrane structure that a vendor uses for cooking with a gas-, solid-, or liquid-fuel burning equipment (example: grill).
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Additional services and permits may be required and/or obtained for your event. These include liquor permits, police officers, fire prevention services, emergency services, and street closure equipment.
Unless your event is a private party (by invitation only, not open to the public, no charge to attend and no charge for alcohol) a Special Events Liquor Permit is required from the City Clerk’s Office. You need to be a nonprofit 501c3, or have sponsorship from a nonprofit to be eligible to apply for this permit. The permit is $100 and the City Clerk’s Office needs a complete application 30 days in advance of the event. There must be food available when alcohol is served. For more information, please contact the City Clerk, Julie Franklin at email@example.com.
Vendors that serve food at events in Routt County must have a retail food license. Applications for Temporary Food Events and Event Coordinators are located on the Routt County Environmental Health website. Please submit information 45 days before your event.
Mobile food trucks will also need approval through the Fire Department.
Liability insurance coverage not less than $1,000,000 must be provided for all events within City limits. The City of Steamboat Springs MUST be listed as an Additional Insured.
The following require a sales tax license from the City of Steamboat Springs:
Block parties will go through the event permit process. An application will need to be submitted and the street venue will need to be reserved.
Please contact Rachel Lundy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tara Cusack at email@example.com to reserve your venue.
Other facility rentals including the Community Center, Olympian Hall, or sports fields will continue to be reserved through the city’s website.