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Event Planning Resources

EVENT ORDINANCE

With its charm, convenient location and natural beauty, Clay County has everything you need to make your next event one to remember.

Nestled along the banks of the St. Johns River, Clay County is home to distinctive yet equally charming areas and neighborhoods, each brimming with opportunities for entertainment. Centrally located just a short drive from Jacksonville and St. Augustine, getting here is easy and an unforgettable experience is guaranteed. Explore scenic trails, native wildlife and sparkling waterways, with rich history, small-town charm and all-day adventures around every turn.

EXPLORE HOTELS

Whether a solo getaway or for an event, check out some of the relaxing hotel accommodations around Clay County.

EXPLORE VENUES

For larger events or even smaller reunions, Clay County has venues of all sizes to meet the needs for your crowd.

Event Calendar

Check the online Special Events Calendar to see if your requested date(s) are available. Your application could be denied if there’s a conflicting event that has already been permitted or in review.

Event Permit Detail Form and Application

Each community has their own personality and their own way of doing things. Events are no different. We’ve made it easier for you to work with all the areas of Clay County for your event by connecting you to their event permits

By Community

Download and complete the Event Details Form and then fill out the Event Permit Application.

Clay County
City of Green Cove Springs
City of Keystone Heights
Town of Orange Park

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Event Resources

Set the stage for unexpected connections by making sure you’ve dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s long before your first guest arrives. Find everything you need below, including event ordinances, food and alcohol permits, road closure permits and more, to help your event go off without a hitch.

Official Event Ordinance

download and review the Clay County Ordinance No. 2022-34.

Event Ordinance FAQ

View Frequently Asked Questions for Events and planning.

Florida State Alcohol Permits

Permitting for sales of alcoholic beverages for special events.

Road Closure Requests

Do you need to close a road for your event, but aren’t sure what to do?  Please use these resources to assist you in having a safe event.
State or Federal Road: Florida Department of Transportation One Stop Permitting.    
Complete the form, then FDOT, if approved, will send to the Board of County Commissioners for final approval.

Runners at the finishling at the BASCA Cape-Abilities 5K

ADDITIONAL EVENT RESOURCES YOU MAY NEED

There are so many details that go into making an event successful. Whether you are including amusement rides or fireworks, plan to server alcohol at your event or need to find a company that can help with waste management, the list below may be some of your best resources for running a successful event.

Road Closure Requests:

Do you need to close a road for your event, but aren’t sure what to do?  Please use these resources to assist you in having a safe event.
State or Federal Road – Complete the form, then FDOT, if approved, will send to the Board of County Commissioners for final approval.