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To apply for a special event permit, you will need the following:
Special event application $45.00
Commercial (for profit business) applicants will also be responsible for outdoor event venue rental fees. (302 Code of Massachusetts Regulations 4.02)
1. Small event (100-500 people) $250 per day
2. Mid-size event (501-1,500 people) $1000 per day
3. Large event (1,501-10,000 people) $2000 per day
Visit the new EEA ePLACE Permitting Portal
If your event requires DCR staff, equipment or services, there will be event costs. You will be notified by the DCR of the estimated event cost and you will be responsible to pay the estimate before your permit will be issued.
You must submit a certificate of liability insurance (COI) at least 14 days before the event. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Conservation and Recreation must be named as additional insured for the date and location of your event with a minimum amount of 1 million dollars ($1,000,000) in liability. This is required for all special use permits and your permit will not be issued without the certificate.
A quick guide is available to download for help with the registration process. Need more help? Call the ePLACE Help Desk at (844) 733-7522 or (844) 73-ePLAC between the hours of 7:30 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Friday.