Mayor Scott Updates Special Event Permits Guidance

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Brandon M. Scott
Baltimore City
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BALTIMORE, MD (Tuesday, June 1, 2021) — Due to a recent guidance regarding events and gatherings, the Department of Transportation (DOT) Right of Way Division's Office of Special Events and the Baltimore City Recreation and Parks’ (BCRP) Special Events & Permits Office will begin to accept special event permit applications starting today, Tuesday, June 1, for events to be hosted after Monday, July 5. 

Applicants are asked to please allow a six-to-eight-week review period for all applications. 

Per the latest guidance, the following applies for all permitted events: 

  • Masks are mandatory at all ticketed events unless actively eating or drinking. 
    • Run and walk events do not require participants to wear masks.
  • Social distancing is encouraged.
  • Capacity limits apply to space restrictions only. No COVID-related capacity restrictions are in place at this time. 

For more information about DOT special events permitting and street vending licenses and services, please visit this website.

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks’ Special Events & Permits Division is responsible for vetting the overall purpose, function and logistical efforts for all public-facing events at city-wide park spaces. The division focuses on ensuring that all permit-holders, partnering agencies and internal divisions, are kept current with best practices and proper city protocols. To obtain a permit or to learn more visit

About Baltimore City Recreation & Parks

Baltimore City Recreation & Parks (BCRP) is Baltimore’s leading provider of affordable, year-round recreational activities. BCRP builds a stronger Baltimore one community at a time through conservation, well-being and social equity. BCRP manages and maintains 263 parks, 49 recreation centers, 25 miles of biking and hiking trails and approximately 4,700 acres of parkland. To learn more about our programs and services, visit

About Baltimore City Department of Transportation

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation’s mission is to maintain and improve the transportation infrastructure to produce a safe, reliable, accessible and efficient system for everyone that provides for multiple and sustainable modes of transportation for residents, businesses and visitors — thereby promoting livable and vibrant communities across Baltimore City. For more information about our projects and services, please visit

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