Any person or organization who intends to host a special event within the City of Oberlin is required to submit a Special Events Permit Application.  The application packet below provides instructions to guide and assist you in the preparation and processing of your Special Event Permit.  Please note that several City, County and State agencies have an interest in your special event and depending on the type of event and the kinds of activities you are planning, you may need to contact these other agencies.

Please read all of the information packet and instructions before you begin completing the application form.  Most common questions will be answered as you read through all of the information.  If you still have questions, you may contact the Planning Department at (440) 775-7182.


Click HERE for the Special Event Permit Application Packet

To assist you in developing the required site plan for the application, the templates below have been created featuring different sections of the City.  Please refer to the application packet for further information regarding the site plan requirements (maps are referenced as Attachment A in the Application Packet).


The application form and all pertinent documents may be scanned and submitted via email to
or mailed/delivered to:

Department of Planning and Development
69 South Main Street
Oberlin, OH 44074

 (Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm)

Once your Special Event Permit has been approved, events may be advertised on the Community Calendar, which is displayed on Environmental Dashboards throughout the City.

Click HERE to Submit your Event to the Community Calendar

The Environmental Dashboard is a project through Oberlin College.  For more information on the Environmental Dashboard, including the Community Calendar, visit