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A special permission is a one-time exemption for a set period of time allowing for the temporary waiver or relaxation of a specific bylaw. This permission is granted by the General Manager, Community & Protective Services.
Several situations require Special Permission including:
A Special Permission allows you to temporarily be exempted from specific aspects of specific bylaws which include but are not limited to:
Open communication with City resources is crucial while planning your event or in regards to using a public roadway. It ensures that all residents of the City are kept safe and that you have assistance from the City of Beaumont as it relates to keeping your participants safe. For example, parades often require road closures as well as a police or fire escort, it is important for the Fire Department, RCMP, and Municipal Enforcement to have prior knowledge of the event to ensure adequate staffing levels and to prepare alternate routes in case of an emergency situation.
The RCMP; Fire Department; Municipal Enforcement; Public Works; (if necessary) Manager, Parks & Facilities; and Manager, Recreation & Culture are consulted when consideration is being given to grant a Special Permission. The General Manager, Community & Protective Services ultimately decide whether permission is granted after consulting the necessary parties. This ensures that all affected City resources are aware of the event/request so that they can plan accordingly, notify their staff, and ensure all necessary considerations are included in the Special Permission letter.
The form to apply for a Special Permission is available on the City of Beaumont website under the _____________ page. You can submit the form either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or, in person or by mail to the City Office: 5600 49 ST, Beaumont, AB, T4X 1A1. Please send it attention to Community Events. Please ensure all details are included in the form and legibly printed. Please include additional documentation such as maps, insurance documents (for bouncy houses) etc. for your event to prevent any delays.
Please note: Additional permitting may be required in certain circumstances, for example, if you will be serving food at your event, you MAY need a health permit for food handling. The City of Beaumont is not involved in this process but will provide the contact information required.
We will acknowledge receipt of your request within 2 business days. We strive to have requests completed as quickly as possible, however, some requests may be more time intensive. Our timeline is approximately 10 business days, however, we suggest that for larger or more complex requests, notice is given as far in advance as possible, as several areas of the City administration must be notified prior to the date. For simple requests such as bins, PODS, or landscaping materials, we are usually able to process in 5 business days or less.