Special Events

Skip Navigation LinksHome » Services » Special Events

​​​​​Movie Production or Filming Questions

Primary City of Ann Arbor Film Contact

For information about filming in the City of Ann Arbor, please review the information on our web page at

If you have any questions about the Film and Video Location Application or filming on city-owned property, please contact Lisa Wondrash, Communications Unit Manager, at 734.794.6152 or via e-mail at 

Special Event Questions

Primary City of Ann Arbor Special Event Contacts

Debra Williams
734.794.6000 x42198

Sgt William Clock 
734.794.6000 x49403

Special Event Applications

Applications for both Competitive and Non-Competitive Special Events must be submitted a minimum of 60 working days in advance of the proposed event, especially if the event will include street closings.  Please be sure to include a description of what the event is as well as a map of the route/location/setup of the event.  Failure to include a description and/or map will slow processing of the application.  A non-refundable $34.00 permit processing fee is due at the time the application is submitted.

Competitive Special Event Application (PDF, 1MB)
Non-Competitive Special Event Application (PDF, 1MB)

Need a map to show the route for your special event?  Click here for a map of the City.

To request financial assistance from the City for your event, see the Community Events Fund Application Process below.

Notification of special event related street closings has previously been done by mail.  Effective 01/01/10 notification for special event street closings will only be done electronically.

As a City of Ann Arbor e-subscriber, you will receive an e-mail announcing when the latest information regarding the topics you've selected have been updated on our website together with a link to access the details. This is a free service. Start by clicking here to sign up for e-mail updates.

Click here to view a listing of all road and lane closures.

Community Events Fund Application Process

The City of Ann Arbor wishes to support activities that promote or bring the community together in its richness. When the Community Events Fund was established, the purpose was to allow non-profit organizations to apply for funds to help defray the costs of community events that are open to the public. 

Typically, these funds pay for city fees related to barricade placement, police services, electricity turn on/off fees, trash receptacles, permit fees, or city facility rental. In other instances, the funds may provide for supplies for children’s free activities or workshops. These funds do not cover costs associated with advertising, wages, insurance premiums, printing, mailing costs, entertainment, or private events.

Community Events Fund applications must be received in the City Administrator's Office by 5:00 p.m. on June 2, 2017.  The event date must fall within the fiscal year dates of July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Higgins in the City Administrator’s Office at 734.794.6110 or via e-mail at 


New - apply online:  Community Events Fund Online Application