The City of Torrance welcomes any businesses or individuals that wish to host a special event. In the interest of facilitating City assistance in coordinating the event, as well as ensuring public safety, special events permits are required. Special event permits are necessary for any event which will take place on public property or public rights-of-way, and/or will affect normal traffic, vehicular or pedestrian. Special event permits are required for events that whose attendance may exceed 500, and permits must be renewed each year for annual events.
Special Event Permit Applications are available online or in person at the Special Events & Filming Office. Generally, Special Event Permit Applications should be submitted for consideration two weeks prior to the start of the event. The City reserves the right to reject any applicant or establish certain conditions based on the scope of the project.