Applications for Summertime Public Events Licenses Due July 10

SOMERVILLE – Planning an event in Somerville this summer? Public Event license applications for events before Labor Day must be submitted online by Monday, July 10.

Doing so ensures adequate processing time for the application to be submitted to the City Council before its summer recess begins at the conclusion of its meeting on July 13.

A Public Event license is required for any event that would close or physically occupy a public sidewalk, square, park, school playground, or other area; travel through a public space; or significantly affect nearby residents or public spaces. This includes block parties, public performances, parades, and road races, among others. There is no charge for a Public Event license.

Apply online through the City’s CitizenServe portal at
Questions may be directed to the City Clerk at

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