Special Events Special Events are fun and festive events in our community. Please be sure to review the following information regarding obtaining a Special Event Permit. Frequently Asked Questions Do I need a Special Event Permit? Any event that is open to the public and held outdoors requires a Special Event Permit Application. How do I apply for a Special Event License? Special Event Application Site plan depicting the layout of the event Application fee is $50.00 (A letter requesting a fee waiver may be submitted for events benefiting not for profits and charities.) If the event: Includes tent(s) a separate permit will need to be submitted. Is located in a Buffalo Grove Park District park, you must apply for a permit from the Buffalo Grove Park District. What is the Special Event Approval Process? All materials should be submitted at least two weeks before the event. Village Staff will review the submission and further coordinate with the event manager for issues including but not exclusive to fire or police presence, food preparation, and other items.