How do I apply for an event?
  • Applications received less than 30 days before the event may not be accepted. 
  • Community event dates will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. No dates will be held until a completed application is returned to the City Chamberlain, together with any applicable fees. The application fee must be paid at the time that this application is submitted or it will be returned. This application and fee should be returned to the address listed (in person or by mail) with an attached check or money order made payable to “Commissioner of Finance, City of Poughkeepsie” in the amount of $50.00, which is the application fee. This fee is non-refundable and should not be considered a Permit for the Event*.
  • Download and complete the Community & Special Events Application
  • You may email the completed application to the Chamberlain's Office CityChamberlain_Clerks@CityOfPoughkeepsie.com or drop it off at the window, Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30pm. 

*All related event fees must be paid prior to obtaining any event or vendor permits. For more information on Events, please call 845-451-4200.

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