Temporary Special Event – Show or festival with vendors, booth/exhibit rental, etc.

    Note:  The Promoter of the event must obtain the temporary special event license

    Application Forms


    $30.00 application fee plus $5.00 per day per vendor / participant

    • Maximum fee of $15.00 per vendor/participant.

    If you are selling / serving food or drink, contact the Health Department at 573-874-7346. 

    Food Inspection Fee:

    • $35.00 – 1 to 3 consecutive days
    • $65.00 – 4 to 14 consecutive days

    Additional Requirements:

    •  If alcoholic beverages will be served outside the licensed premise, a caterers permit must be obtained
    • Listing of vendors/participants
    • Diagram of the event area that includes dimensions and location of vendors, tents, etc.
    • Certificate of insurance naming City of Columbia as additional insured
    • Letter or lease agreement from property owners where event is being held
    • MO Sales Tax number must be obtained from MO Dept. of Revenue, 573-751-2836 or 573-751-3505 (if required)
    • If you set up tents or display signs, contact the Building & Site Development Division at 573-874-7474
    • Area must be ADA accessible
    • Security for the event, if necessary
    • Parking arrangements