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Special Events Information:

Special events (fundraisers, concerts, sports events, festivals, etc.) are events that charge a fee, sell tickets, or raise funds.  Events with expected attendance over 5,000 are also considered special events.  These events require an application, calendar coordination, deposit payment and approval by the Director of Parks.  Special events require an application a minimum of six (6) months in advance of the planned event.  Twelve (12) months is required for events over 5,000 attendance. Please see “Group Facilities” under each individual park for fee and reservation information.

If you would like to plan a special event, please call Lavonne Chin, Special Events Manager, at 831-755-4895 for more information.

NOTE You may not charge a fee to participants for any event within a Monterey County Park without following the special event process.  This does not include sharing costs for family celebrations, retirement parties, etc.

Additionally, political or religious assemblies require Board of Supervisors approval.

Photography & Filming Permits
Permits for photography or filming must be applied for and approved prior to those activities taking place in Monterey County Parks.  The application is available by clicking on the “Forms” link above.  A Certificate of Insurance is required for each permit and the verbiage must be exactly as listed on the application.  Submit your application, payment and Certificate of Insurance to Lavonne Chin, Special Events Manager, phone 831-759-7214 or fax 831-755-4914.  Permits will not be approved until all items are received.

Annual Photography Permit | $100.00/year
For commercial portrait photographers.  A card is issued which is good for one year from date of purchase.  Permit includes day use fee for photographer and client vehicles.  This permit does not apply to Laguna Seca Recreation Area.

Still Photography | $250.00/day
For advertising, brochures, etc.  This permit does not apply to photography associated with the race track at Laguna Seca. Damage deposit (if required), $500.00/day

Television or Video Filming | $500.00/day
This permit does not apply to filming associated with the race track at Laguna Seca. Damage deposit (if required), $500.00/day

Motion Picture Productions | $1,500.00/day
This permit does not apply to filming associated with the race track at Laguna Seca. Damage deposit (if required), $750.00/day

Special Conditions
The fee for any photography or filming which involves pyrotechnics, high speed stunts, or sites and times not generally available for photography or filming shall be equal to a minimum of the daily fee. 

Please see “Group Facilities” under each individual park for fee and reservation information.

 
 
 
Monterey County Parks Dept.
General Correspondence
P.O. Box 5249
Reservations
P.O. Box 5279
Salinas, CA 93915
831.755.4899 (Reservations)
831.755.4895 (Business)
888.588.2267 (Toll Free)
email: parks@co.monterey.ca.us
 

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