Beaumont hosts hundreds of local and national events each year—ranging from music concerts, festivals, and races, to parades, galas, and fairs. As our city continues to encourage special events that enrich Beaumont’s quality of life and boost economic prosperity, we want to help event planners streamline their activities. Our main objective is to keep all major events and mass gatherings safe.
The Major Event Coordination Team oversees the permitting and planning for temporary special events and festivals in the City of Beaumont and is an interdepartmental team consisting of representatives from multiple city departments, including Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Public Transit, Event Services, Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Public Health, Engineering, and Facilities Maintenance.
Should your event require involvement from several city departments or has a large expected attendance, this team will guide you through the city permitting process by providing requirements and guidelines necessary to produce a special event in the City of Beaumont.
For more information about hosting a major event or mass gathering in the City of Beaumont, please call 409.838.3435.
Click here for a guide with information to assist planners, managers, operators and building owners in making temporary events accessible to people with disabilities.
Open burning of trash or brush on private property is illegal in the City of Beaumont. An open burning permit may be obtained for bonfires, ceremonial fires, trench burning operations and the use of an open flame in a public assembly. Click here for more information.
Fireworks are illegal to possess in the City of Beaumont. Permits are required for public fireworks displays. Click here for more information.
Temporary Event Food Permits are required for events where six or more food booths will be in operation. Click here for more information.
If you need Beaumont Police at your event, please call the Training Office at 409-880-3822. https://police.beaumonttexas.gov/
Any requests to block a street, close part of a road, or host a parade is required to submit the Parade Permit application to Beaumont Police Department.
How do I get a permit to block a portion of my street for a special occasion?
Contact the Beaumont Police Department Traffic Unit at 409.980.7271 or fax the request to 409-980.2525. All applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the event. Block closures are only given out under certain, limited circumstances. No closure can be approved which would affect the access/egress of any private, residential property. This restriction limits the number of block closures which can be granted.
Is there a fee for a parade permit and are there any special conditions?
There is a $250 permit fee for both commercial and nonprofit entities. Commercial entities are also required to pay for all associated costs including police overtime, barricades, and cleanup costs. For more information, contact the Beaumont Police Department Traffic Unit at 409.980.7271.
A permit is required before erecting or constructing a tent(s) over 200 square feet or a canopy over 400 square feet in the City of Beaumont. Click here for more information.