Special Events Committee

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Special events are public or private gatherings that feature one or more of the following conditions.

  • 500 or more participants
  • an impact to city streets, public rights of way or public parking
  • a need for city support services such as police, traffic or fire assistance

Event organizers can submit a special event application of intent. The Special Events Committee determines event conditions and fees, and may even determine that a special event permit is not necessary. You may need to fill out other forms below. 

The Special Events Committee is appointed by the City Council to:

  • Interpret and administer the Special Events Code;
  • Establish event conditions and fees;
  • Set event times, places and conditions designed to help ensure safe, quality events; and
  • Approve issuance of event permits.

In 1994, Bellevue adopted a special events policy, which recognized the substantial community benefits that result from special events and the need to ensure the safe and efficient operation of these events. These events provide family activities and funding for the community’s nonprofit agencies as well as cultural enrichment, economic vitality and community pride. 

Special Events Committee Minutes and Agendas 

Parks & Community Services - Lead Department

Fire Department

Police Department

Transportation Department

Development Services

Utilities Department

King County Metro Transit

Community Representative - East Bellevue

Community Representative - Downtown

Business Representative - Downtown

Business Representative - West Bellevue

Business Representative - East Bellevue

Special Event Promoter, Position 1

Staff Support

Bellevue College

  • Eric Peterson -  425-564-5157
  • Than Ha - 425-564-3310 


  • Community Representative - West Bellevue
  • Community Representative - South Bellevue
  • Business Representative - South (South of I-90)
  • Event Coordinator - Private

Unless noted otherwise, the Special Events Committee meets the second Thursday of each month, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at City Hall. Check the agenda or display board for the meeting room. The meeting site is wheelchair-accessible. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available upon request. Please call in 48 hours in advance: 425-452-5262 (Voice).

Complete the application and send it to the address included in the application.

Application of Intent
Download a copy of the Special Event Application of Intent.