Special Events Permit

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Special Events are defined by the State as events where alcoholic beverages are sold or are supplied as part of a general admission or other type fee.

A Special Events permit is limited to a maximum of 3 consecutive days.

There are 3 types of permits:

Type A permits are issued to non-profit organizations with tax exempt status under U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code, Sect. 501 (c) (3) or (c) (8). To qualify for this permit, applicants must submit 1) written proof of tax exempt status from I.R.S., 2) a valid lease, contract, or written permission of the property owner to sell alcoholic beverages or charge an admission type fee when the applicant does not own the property where the special event will occur. No charge for permit.

Type B permits are issued to non-profit organizations that do not have Section 501 (c) (3) or (c) (8)- tax exempt status; 1) if the applicant can provide reasonable proof of their non-profit status such as documentation from the Secretary of State or an IRS designation other than the above, or documentation that all the proceeds will go to a charitable cause; 2) a notarized written lease, contract, or written permission of the property owner to sell alcoholic beverages or charge an admission type fee when the applicant does not own the property where the special event will occur. No charge for permit.

Type C permits are issued to persons who do not meet the requirements of the above. To qualify for a Type C permit, applicants must meet the qualifications required of permit holders under R.S. 26:80 & R.S. 26:280 and submit a notarized written lease, contract or written permission of the property owner to sell alcoholic beverages or charge an admission type fee when the applicant does not own the property where the special event will occur. $250.00 fee

All applicants must complete a notarized parish application form and a hold harmless agreement from the Parish.

To download a printable application form, please click here.