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Apply for an event permit<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">How to apply</h2> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Marches, gatherings and demonstrations</h4><p> <b></b>The Events Office does not facilitate approvals for processions, marches and/or gatherings in terms of the Gatherings Act. You will need to <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Licences-and-permits/Public-gatherings/Apply-to-demonstrate-or-gather">apply to host a gathering or demonstration</a>.</p></div></div></span></span> <p>The main consideration for any event being staged in the City of Cape Town is the safety of the participants and the public. Please ensure that you have arranged to <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Book/Book-a-city-facility/How-to-book-a-city-facility">book your venue</a> prior to applying for your permit.<br></p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>events Safety</h4><p>We require that all events have the <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/commercial-health-and-safety/events-safety/events-safety">necessary safety and security measures </a>in place. This includes safety measures for hosting an event during Covid-19.</p></div></div></span> <p>​​<strong>Step 1:</strong> Download and complete the Application to Host an Event form, which you can find in the document downloads section below. Provide as much information as possible about your event in order to speed up the approval process.</p> <span> <div class="lrg-icon-content bordered"><div class="lrg-icon lrg-check"><p> <b>​​​​​​You will also need to provide:</b></p><ul><li>indemmity form</li><li>detailed event programme</li><li>layout of event</li><li>transport management plan</li><li>emergency management plan</li><li>vendors and caterers</li><li>health requirements</li><li>service requirements</li><li>events communication plan</li><li>environmental protection plan</li><li>community participation plan</li><li>signed letters of consent from all involved parties</li></ul></div></div></span> <p> </p><h4>Integrated Waste Management Plans (IWMP)</h4><p>You may need an <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/commercial-utility-services/commercial-solid-waste-services/integrated-waste-management-plans">integrated waste management plan</a> for your event, depending on the kind of event you are holding. This will include a plan for management and recycling of your event waste, as well as cleaning up the event area.</p><p>Download the <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Forms%2c%20notices%2c%20tariffs%20and%20lists/SW%20EVENTS%20FORM.pdf">Event Waste Management Plan Application Form</a>.</p><h4>Noise exemption permit</h4><p>Depending on the nature of the event, you may also need to <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Licences-and-permits/Business-and-trade/Apply-for-a-noise-exemption-permit">apply for a noise exemption permit</a>.</p><p>For more details, you can read through the <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Events_guidelines_Staging_Events.pdf" target="_blank">Guidelines for Hosting an Event</a>, which you can download below. Also see our <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/doing-business-in-the-city/business-events/events-services-and-infrastructure">Events services and infrastructure </a>page.</p><p><strong>​​Step 2: </strong>Submit your completed application to the City, either by emailing it to <a href="mailto:events.permit@capetown.gov.za"> <em>events.permit@capetown.gov.za</em></a> or faxing it to <em> <a>086 576 1580</a></em>.</p><h4>You can also hand-deliver your application to the Events Office at:</h4><p> <em>14th Floor, South Tower</em><br><em>The Towers</em><br><em>2 Hertzog Boulevard</em><br><em>Cape Town.</em></p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>application timeframes</h4><p> <b></b>Your application must be submitted at least three weeks (21 days) before your event for a small event of 200 – 2000 people. Longer time frames are applicable based on the size of the event. For more information, you can see our <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Events_guidelines_Staging_Events.pdf" target="_blank">events application guidelines</a>.</p></div></div></span><span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Contact us</h2></span> <h4>Events Office</h4><p> <em>Telephone:</em><br><em><a>021 417 4035</a><br></em><br><em>Fax:</em><br><em><a>086 576 1580</a><br></em><br><em>E-mail:</em><br><a href="mailto:events.permit@capetown.gov.za"><em>events.permit@capetown.gov.za</em></a><br></p>GP0|#5ec8db5e-20ae-4b81-8b6d-c40ffa800bec;L0|#05ec8db5e-20ae-4b81-8b6d-c40ffa800bec|Filming and events;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#4fafd405-ee2c-4ec8-87ee-79828064c3d1;GPP|#54dbab3a-0b2f-4602-8af5-3d651c59a5f4If you want to host an event in the City of Cape Town, you need to apply for an events permit.0

 

 

Event Permit Application Form4117560GP0|#f0b069a9-84bd-4629-943b-3e3dfa0685a7;L0|#0f0b069a9-84bd-4629-943b-3e3dfa0685a7|Application form;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#3a03f9b9-d2e9-49b1-92e1-37b654747f82;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2017-02-23T22:00:00Z
Event Solid Waste Management Plan Application Form559849GP0|#f0b069a9-84bd-4629-943b-3e3dfa0685a7;L0|#0f0b069a9-84bd-4629-943b-3e3dfa0685a7|Application form;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#3a03f9b9-d2e9-49b1-92e1-37b654747f82;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2016-12-11T22:00:00Z
Hosting Safe Events During Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedure2613455GP0|#63522a5c-a6fd-40ae-a313-2b363ab1ec33;L0|#063522a5c-a6fd-40ae-a313-2b363ab1ec33|Guideline;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#d8892104-ce90-493e-b813-93c488f4b1d3;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2020-11-05T22:00:00Z
SAPS Events Grading Application Form123264GP0|#f0b069a9-84bd-4629-943b-3e3dfa0685a7;L0|#0f0b069a9-84bd-4629-943b-3e3dfa0685a7|Application form;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#3a03f9b9-d2e9-49b1-92e1-37b654747f82;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2017-02-23T22:00:00Z
Staging Events Guidelines352563GP0|#63522a5c-a6fd-40ae-a313-2b363ab1ec33;L0|#063522a5c-a6fd-40ae-a313-2b363ab1ec33|Guideline;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#d8892104-ce90-493e-b813-93c488f4b1d3;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e;GP0|#e814022c-2e45-4465-887b-b6cd814e158b;L0|#0e814022c-2e45-4465-887b-b6cd814e158b|Regulation2017-02-23T22:00:00Z

 

 

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