The City of Punta Gorda  has set forth an Event Manual outlining the guidelines and procedures for holding events on city parks and property. The event manual is a community resource to assist event organizers, and ensure that all events are enjoyable gatherings for everyone. 

Event Venues

  • The City of Punta Gorda has many venues to suit a variety of events and capacities

Permit Process

  • Event permits are required when seeking exclusive use of all or part of a public park or roadway for any length of time

Event Approval Standards

  • A series of standards have been developed to assist organizers in planning the operations of their event. These review standards are to serve as the minimum requirements to insure a safe and successful event. read more
  • The City of Punta Gorda’s Urban Design Division oversees the processing of applications to hold public events in City parks (e.g. Laishley, Gilchrist and Ponce de Leon Parks), on City right-of-ways (e.g. walk-a-thon, parades, etc.), and on all other City-owned or private property.

Fees & Deposits

  • Events and gatherings held in Punta Gorda's public spaces require a security deposit, and a rental fee covering the costs associated with reserving various venues, as well as public property maintenance


 Event Component City Department  Phone Email 
 Event Coordination Zoning & Code Compliance  (941) 575-3315 
Temp. Event Signage  (941) 575-3314
Electrical Service  Public Works  (941) 575-5050 
 Water Service
 Event Security Police Department  (941) 639-4111 police@pgorda,us 
Fire Department (941) 575-5529
 Event Safety
Tent Permitting 
Additional Contacts 
Alcoholic Beverages  State of Florida Department of Professional Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco call 239-278-7195 or  800-226-7359
Trash Removal  Individual event’s responsibility. The City does NOT provide trash removal services or temporary toilets for any event 
Temporary Toilets 


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