Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about.
Thank you for your interest in holding a special event in the Village of Skokie. Below are the
materials needed to obtain a Special Event Permit for your upcoming event. Please follow the application directions very carefully and be sure to sign the application on the bottom of page five.
NOTE: Your event must have final approval from the Special Events Coordinator, the Village Manager’s Office and in some cases, the Village Board. The Special Events Coordinator will assist you throughout the Special Event Permit process and will be your primary contact. You will be notified by the Special Events Coordinator if your event requires additional permits. Any questions regarding your Special Events Permit or application should be directed to the Special Events Coordinator by calling 847/933-8257.
Please click the link above to review the requirements, conditions and fees for hosting a special event in the Village.
All applications for special events must be submitted not more than 90 days and not less
than 21 days before the date for which the parade, public assembly or similar activity is
I, the undersigned applicant, or authorized agent thereof, swear or affirm that the matters stated in the foregoing application are true and correct upon my personal knowledge and information for the purpose of requesting the Village of Skokie to issue the permit(s) herein applied for, that I am qualified and eligible to obtain permit(s) applied for and agree to pay all fees associated with my special event and any additional regulations, conditions or restrictions set forth with the Skokie Village Code, the State of Illinois and the United States of America in the conduct of the Special Event described herein. I understand that failure to supply accurate information will result in denial or revocation of applicable permit(s).
By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.
A permit fee of $5 per day is associated with the amplifier permit. Fee is waived if
the amplifier permit is in conjunction with a block party permit.
Section 26-1321. (a) No licensee under this article shall use, operate or employ any such
device within the Village between the hours of 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. No licensee shall use or
operate or employ any such device within a radius of two blocks from any hospital or church or
synagogue while services are being held there. (b) No licensee shall use any device licensed
under this article to make any false representations about any matter, product or project for
which the sale of is prohibited by any code, statute, or ordinance. No licensee shall cause or
permit to be emanated or emitted from any device licensed under this article any lewd,
obscene, profane, or indecent language or sounds.
There is no fee associated with the temporary food permit application.
Temporary food service establishment means any food service establishment which
operates for a temporary period of time, not to exceed 14 days, in connection with a fair,
carnival, circus, public exhibition, or similar transitory gatherings. If your event will require multiple food service establishments, please fill out one of these
permits for each food service establishment.
There is no permit fee associated with the temporary parade permit application;
however, there may be costs for Village staff time or services.
• If the parade is to be held by, on behalf of, or for any other person or organization than the
applicant, attach a copy of written authorization to apply for the permit on behalf of such
person or organization.
• Samples of any advertisement or brochures to be used in advertising the proposed
assembly shall be submitted with the application.
Please attach a map specifying the streets and route.
A permit fee of $20 is associated with the raffle permit.
If the drawing location is not owned by the sponsoring organization, the property owner will also be required
to obtain a raffle license.
• It is the responsibility of the raffle licensee to notify the Community Development Department – Building Division at
847/933-8223, of any changes in the following information as they occur.
• Upon completion of the raffle drawing, you must present to the Village of Skokie a statement which itemizes your
gross receipt, expenses and net proceeds from the raffle. All financial records for the raffle are to be kept separate
and only the person authorized to conduct the raffle is to prepare and maintain the records. The Village may require
that the Raffle Manager post a fidelity bond in a sum to be determined by the Finance Director in favor of your
organization within one week after the license application is approved. This bond will be released when the Village
receives and reviews the financial statement.
• Time period chances may not be sold for more than 180 days.
• NOTE: This license application, if granted, will only be valid within the Village of Skokie limits
There is a permit fee of $50 per tent ($75 if tent has electricity).
Submittal of this application does not entitle application to begin work.
• Please include with this application:
1. A copy of the flame certificate of flame resistant material.
2. Two copies of the site plan showing the location of the tent.
• The Village of Skokie Fire Department will inspect the tent on the day of its
installation. Direct questions regarding tent installation may be directed to the
Community Development – Building Division at 847/933-8223.
This field is not part of the form submission.
* indicates a required field