Special Event Permit Application

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A Special Event permit is required for anyone wanting to hold a parade/procession, festival, bike or walk-a-thon, or any similar event that requires a lane or road closure or may interfere with the normal flow of traffic on a Regional road.

Any organization/person planning a special event on a Regional road must first obtain proper approval from the Municipality(ies) involved and from Durham Regional Police.

Town of Ajax – 905-683-4550
Township of Brock – 705-432-2355
Municipality of Clarington – 905-623-3379
City of Oshawa – 905-436-3311
City of Pickering – 905-420-2222
Township of Scugog – 905-985-7346
Township of Uxbridge – 905-852-9181
Town of Whitby – 905-668-5803

Durham Regional Police Service – 905-579-1520

Applicant Details

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Special Event Permit Details

Other Approvals Required

Before a permit can be issued, approval of the event must be obtained from the local Municipality(ies) involved and the Durham Regional Police Service. 1) Police Involvement Required - Police Escort, Police Control - Paid Duty Police or Auxiliary as per the recommendation of the Durham Police Service. 2) If road closure is required, approval of local Emergency Services agencies and Durham Region Transit is required.


The undersigned Organization or Agency shall assume all liability for any and all incidents that may arise as the result of the event described herein, and shall indemnify and save harmless the Region from any actions, claims, suits, or demands made against the Region by any person or persons, whether directly or indirectly, arising from the issuance of this permit. The undersigned Organization or Agency shall provide the Region with a Certificate of Insurance on the Region's form (available for download below) prior to commencing; and, shall maintain liability insurance in the amount of at least $5 million for the duration of the application, and shall name the Regional Municipality of Durham as additional insured on the Certificate of Insurance. All certificates must be completed by the insurance broker or insurer on the Region’s form. The completed insurance form can be uploaded below or emailed to the Region of Durham at specialeventpermits@durham.ca


Please use the map OR the text area to enter the location: Map (preferred method): • Zoom in to the map using the +/- or zoom scrollbar located to the left of the map • Right click on the map to add a marker • Routes may be created using multiple markers • Markers may be moved by holding down the left mouse button on the marker and dragging it to the new location. Text Area (located below the map): • Enter intersections in the format: Main Rd. and Cross Rd. • Enter road segments in the format: Main Rd. from Cross Rd. to Cross Rd. • For locations in front of a specific address, zoom in to the map until the property address is visible and enter the marker in the appropriate location. If you are unable to complete these entries using these methods, we will also accept a computer generated or hand drawn map in .jpeg or .pdf format. Please upload the file using the File Uploads at the bottom of this form

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