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Special Event Permits

Event Permits

A Special Event Permit is required for more than three participants who wish to use public property or public roads for the purposes of holding a race, parade, assembly, or other similar activity.

If you are interested in obtaining a Special Event Permit, please complete the application and provide a traffic control plan, course map, and the release and waiver form. Return these documents to the Office of the County Manager at 110 East Main Street, Suite 210, Cumming, GA 30040 or via email: For road race events, applications must be received six months prior to your event or they will not be accepted. For all other special event permit requests, applications must be received 30 days in advance.  If your event involves the use of a Parks and Recreation facility, please review the Special Event Permit information for Parks & Recreation.

For your convenience, also included is a current schedule of events that have been permitted by the county. This list provides the date, start time and start location of the permitted event.

If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Cofield at 470-233-5473 or

Current Special Event Permits

EventDateSorted By Date In Ascending OrderTimeLocation
North Cove Navratri Garba Night10/20/20237:00pm-11:00pm2790 Anchor Bay Dr
Mission Possible 5k Run/Walk10/21/20237:00am-10:00amMidway United Methodist Church
Fast Pace Race 5k/10k10/28/20238:00 am235 Castleberry Rd
Dogs on the Run11/4/20239:00 amNorth Forsyth Middle School
Get Basted Turkey Trot - Five Star11/19/20236:00 amNorth Forsyth Middle and High School
Diwali Celebration11/19/202310:30 amSexton Hall
Tryptophan 5k/10k/ Half Marathon11/23/202310:50am-12:50am415 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 200, Cumming, GA 30041
Gobble Wobble 5k/10k/1k11/23/20237:45am-9:30amThe Market Hall at Halcyon
Turkey Trot - Five Star11/23/20236:00 am3835 Johns Creek Parkway
New Years Day 5k and Half Marathon1/1/20247:00 amNorth Forsyth Middle and High School
Five Star Championship - 5k/10k/Half1/7/20248:00 amNorth Forsyth Middle and High School

Special Event Permits

GDOT Release and Waiver

Release and Waiver

Special Event Permit Application

Special Event Permit Guideline