Event Applications and Approvals
All events on City property are cancelled until further notice
The approval committee (REACT) will evaluate events, on a case-by-case basis, that can operate following the COVID-19 restrictions implemented by the provincial government, Vancouver Coastal Health and the City of Richmond. For event concepts to be evaluated, email proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org for review.
The City of Richmond wants to make it easier to plan and host events. Bringing the community together to celebrate, observe, honour or simply have fun contributes to the City's vision “to be the most appealing, livable and well-managed community in Canada."
The Application Process
The Event Approvals Application system allows REACT (the Richmond Event Approval Coordination Team) to review applications that require multi-departmental and multi-jurisdictional approvals.
The purpose of the team is to review event applications, initiate event approvals by various departments and agencies, ensure coordination of City services and provide a one-stop approval process for event organizers. This web application enables applicants to submit application forms and coordinate the review and approvals process all online.
Refer to the Application Process section in the Event Application Guide for assistance. This process allows applicants to complete a form and save work through the steps, determine what approvals and permits are required and monitor the approval status of an application.
Applications are not accepted more than one one year prior to the start date of the event.
If you intend to use a City-owned venue, before beginning the event application process, be sure to check with the City's Events/Rentals Office to ensure that the location you want to use is available and suitable for your event.
The event application consists of four sections:
- General Application Information
- General Event Information
- Event Details
- Event Requirements
The Event Details section requires information related to the optional elements of events, including tents, food, use of roads, etc.
The Event Requirements section is required for all events and includes the following:
- Site Plan
- Parking Plan
- Washroom Requirements
- First Aid Plan and Safety Plan
- Recycling and Waste Management Plan
There are also optional elements to events. You may be requested to provide additional information on any optional elements you chose to incorporate. Permits and applications may be required as part of your event application submission for these optional elements.
This system allows you to begin the application process, save your work, exit the system and return later to continue inputting information at any time. Before submitting your application, review the following: