Permits are issued in person at the Community Services Department up to *3 months in advance and no later than 3 p.m. the Wednesday one week prior to the planned event, except during a holiday week when the Wednesday deadline may change. Special Event, Senior Center, and Sports Center permits are the exception to the Wednesday deadline and require more advanced notice.
*Senior Center reservations may be made up to one year in advance and no later than 45 days prior to the event date.
Proof of residency in the name of the applicant (i.e. a current utility bill or bank statement) is required for City of Orange residents. Non-residents are welcome to reserve park space, however, non-resident permit rates will apply. Proof of Orange residency (if applicable), permit fees, and deposits are due at the time the permit is issued.
Save time! Print a copy of the permit application and bring it with you when you come in to obtain your permit.
Hart Park Bandshell Permits
Groups intending to use the Hart Park Bandshell must also complete a Hart Park Bandshell Permit Application. Please note: the Hart Park Bandshell is reservable between the hours of 12 noon - 5 pm Monday - Sunday (excluding holidays).
Special Events in the Park Permits
Events that will have 200 or more guests or are not a standard park reservation require a Special Event Permit. Special Event Permit Applications require a minimum of 30 days notice prior to the planned event.
All permit cancellations must be submitted in writing by the permit holder prior to the event date. Please refer to your permit for applicable cancellation fees. Approved permit refunds may take up to 6 weeks to receive.
Inclement Weather Policy
The City of Orange does not refund permit fees for inclement weather cancellations. Instead permit holders may reschedule their reservation. Permit rescheduling due to inclement weather must be at the request of the permit holder to the Community Services Department within 24-hours of the cancellation. Rescheduled dates are dependent upon availability and may only be reserved up to three months in advance.