Sec. 20-11-4. Application procedure.

(a) Except as otherwise provided herein, all applications for permits shall be filed with the parks, recreation and community services director no later than thirty days before the scheduled event.
(b) Notwithstanding the foregoing, the parks, recreation and community services director shall consider an application that is filed after the filing deadline if:
(1) The event involves an activity primarily in exercise of First Amendment rights;
(2) A waiver is granted by the city council; or
(3) A category one notice was timely filed but the event was later characterized as a category two or category three event by the chief of police, fire chief, or parks, recreation and community services director.
(c) The parks, recreation and community services director shall, for good cause, consider an application that is filed after the filing deadline if there is sufficient time to process and investigate the application and obtain police and other city services for the event. Good cause may be demonstrated by showing that the circumstances that gave rise to the permit application did not reasonably allow the participants to file an application within the time prescribed.
(d) The application for a permit shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable permit application fee in the amount set by city council resolution. This non-refundable fee shall cover the actual costs of processing and investigating special events applications and administering the special events permit program. (Ord. No. 1360, § 3 (part); Ord. No. 1436, § 3 (part).)