Economic Development

Special Events

The City of Independence has various requirements for holding special events like parades, charity walks/runs, block parties, commercial district events and festivals. To make these requirements easier to find and understand, there are two separate documents that will help you plan and receive proper approvals to hold an event here in the City.


Frequently Asked Questions - This will give you basic information about different event requirements, departments who permit and approve different types of events, and contact persons for specific information and questions.

Special Event Checklist - This is a great starting place for any group or organization that wants to plan an event in Independence. You are not required to us this checklist when planning your event but are strongly encouraged to use this or another checklist to ensure you have considered the most important aspects of planning an event. Good luck!!