14-3-2: SPECIAL EVENT PERMITS:
   A.   A special event permit shall be required for all special events as follows:
      1.   Special Event Private Group Permit: Special outdoor events that are not advertised to the public to include weddings, block parties, and other private activities for one hundred (100) but not more than two hundred fifty (250) persons and does not include sporting events. Amplified music and temporary structures shall be permitted and must meet the requirements noted in this section 14-3. All rules pertaining to the service and sale of alcohol under this code shall be applicable. A nonrefundable fifty dollar ($50.00) fee shall accompany each application and is not a guarantee that said application will be approved and a permit issued.
      2.   Special Event Sports Permit: Sporting events that may or may not be advertised to the public and involve spectators and/or participants. Such events shall include, but are not limited to, marathons, tournaments, games, races, rodeos-charreadas, or sports rallies for two hundred fifty (250) or more persons. Amplified music and temporary structures shall be permitted and must meet the requirements noted in this section 14-3. Alcohol will not be permitted unless the property owner where the event is being held holds either an annual or temporary Kane County liquor license. Free dispensing of alcohol is not permitted. A nonrefundable fee based on attendance shall accompany each application and is not a guarantee that said application will be approved and a permit issued as follows:
 
100 - 250 people
$ 100.00
251 - 1,000 people
250.00
1,001 - 5,000 people
1,000.00
Over 5,000 people
2,000.00
Charitable not for profit organization
100.00
 
      3.   Special Event Entertainment Permit: Special entertainment events that may or may not be advertised and open to the public and include, but are not limited to, fairs, festivals, celebrations, circuses, carnivals, concerts, shows, markets or private group events for two hundred fifty (250) or more persons that do not include sporting events. Amplified music and temporary structures shall be permitted and must meet the requirements noted in this section 14-3. All rules pertaining to the service and sale of alcohol under this code shall be applicable. A nonrefundable fee based on attendance shall accompany each application and is not a guarantee that said application will be approved and a permit issued as follows:
 
250 - 1,000 people
$ 250.00
1,001 - 5,000 people
1,000.00
Over 5,000 people
2,000.00
 
      4.   Special Event Not For Profit Organization Permit: Special events that are or are not advertised to the public for charitable or fundraising purposes for not for profit organizations for festivals or celebrations for two hundred fifty (250) or more persons that do not include sporting events. Amplified music and temporary structures shall be permitted and must meet the requirements noted in this section 14-3. All rules pertaining to the service and sale of alcohol under this code shall be applicable. A nonrefundable fee based on attendance shall accompany each application and is not a guarantee that said application will be approved and a permit issued as follows:
 
250 - 1,000 people
$100.00
1,001 - 5,000 people
250.00
Over 5,000 people
500.00
 
      5.   Special Event Gathering Permit: Special events for all other types of gatherings for one hundred (100) or more persons to include, but not be limited to, demonstrations, marches, rallies, and/or parades. Amplified music and temporary structures shall be permitted and must meet the requirements noted in this section 14-3. All rules pertaining to the service and sale of alcohol under this code shall be applicable. A nonrefundable fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) shall accompany each application and is not a guarantee that said application will be approved and a permit issued.
      6.   Pre-Event Plan: Events for one thousand (1,000) or more persons require a pre-event plan which must be provided to the county no later than three (3) months prior to the event and which plan shall be approved prior to the issuance of a permit under this section. Pre-event planning shall require meetings with county staff, fire, police and emergency management agencies prior to the event.
   B.   The following events will not require a special event permit:
      1.   Lawful events held on forest preserve land, park district land, or on any other land or area that is owned and controlled by any local governmental unit. Any property owned or leased by the county, however, shall require an event permit from the office of environmental management.
      2.   Lawful events held on properties that have been zoned for the holding of public or private assemblies or special events unless the event is not for the purpose for which the zoning or special use was obtained or if such event is being sponsored by an individual, business, or group that is other than the property owner.
      3.   Lawful events held within the walls of a residence or business establishment by the owner of the residence or business establishment or by someone authorized by the owner. (Ord. 09-410, 11-10-2009, eff. 1-1-2010)