Completed Special Event Permit application forms may be submitted in person, or via email, mail, or fax: RDN Administrative Services; 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, B.C., V9T 6N2; Email: inquiries [at] rdn.bc.ca; Fax: 250-390-4163 (if faxing please call or email to confirm).
In addition to the completed application form, with the consent of the registered landowner, the following materials must be provided:
Written approval from the local medical health officer (Ministry of Health).
Written approval from the local fire department.
Written approval from the local RCMP detachment.
Security deposit (if required by RCMP).
Confirmation of BC Special Event Permit Application (if serving alcohol at the special event).
Please note, to host a special event, applicants must ensure that the location for the proposed special event is compliant with RDN Zoning Regulations. If a property is not zoned to allow for events, a Temporary Use Permit or a Rezoning is required. For properties located in the Agricultural Land Reserve, a non-farm use application (and approval) are also required, if the use is not allowed under Agricultural Land Commission regulations.
Event organizers must also ensure that the event is compliant with applicable RDN Noise Control regulations.