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Special events

Volusia County welcomes a variety of special events on the beach that enrich the community for visitors and residents. Hundreds of applications are received each year to hold events on the 47 miles of Volusia County beaches. These events include weddings, fundraisers, private parties, surf contests, etc., and many require a permit. If you would like to apply for a permit, read the information below, complete the appropriate forms, and email them to Lynea Lewis at ldlewis@volusia.org.


Special event permit

A special event permit is required for any activity or event that is organized to include or attract more than 50 people to a certain area of the beach on a certain day or time. Fees apply, and special event insurance must be purchased.

A site map must be completed in conjunction with the special event permit.
 

Special event guidelines

The guidelines explain miscellaneous rules and the peak and non-peak fee structure.
 

Beach activity notification

The Beach Safety Division must be notified of any activity or event that includes 50 people or fewer and does not require major setup.  Fees and insurance are not required. 
 

Film permit

film permit must be completed for commercial filming on the beach. Special event insurance must be purchased. (A permit for filming is not required for news productions, still photography and public service productions.) Click here to view Volusia County's Film and Motion Photography Policy.
 

Maps of beach driving

Ormond Beach to Ponce Inlet 
New Smyrna Beach and Bethune Beach
 

If you have further questions, please contact:

Lynea Lewis,  386-239-6414, ext. 20321
ldlewis@volusia.org

Capt. Ray Manchester, 386-239-6414, ext. 20322
rmanchester@volusia.org