According to officials with the City of Wellston, any individual or organization intending to hold a special event on city-owned property or public rights-of-way within the city’s corporation limit is now required to apply to the Service/Safety Director. 

Any public or private gatherings including races, block parties, festivals, parades, performances, or other group events that utilize public property or rights-of-way will be subject to this policy and application process. The cost is free.

The intent of this policy and application-approval process is to streamline the collection and distribution of information to and from various city departments for each requested special event in the city.

Beginning in September, the application must be submitted to the Service Director at least 90 days prior to the event. Exceptions to this deadline must be approved by the city.

For more information, or to download the required materials, stop by the Mayor’s Office at 203 E. Broadway St., Wellston, or visit cityofwellston.org.