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Special Event Request

Special events held within a preserve or utilizing a portion of a preserve must go through an application and permitting process. Please use the form below to submit your request to hold a public or private special event in a forest preserve.

Special Event Request Form for special events (not for reserving a shelterhouse).

We now offer an easy way for organizations holding special events in the forest preserves to obtain the necessary insurance coverage. Click here to read the EventHelper Guide

Event Helper Makes it Easy to Purchase Your Special Event Insurance On-line

Event Helper provides a way for forest preserve patrons to cost-effectively purchase event-specific special event coverage through a secure and easy-to-use website. Groups requesting to use forest preserve facilities for certain types of events – and when alcohol is served or sold – can purchase liability coverage 24/7 in minutes and any time prior to their event.

Go to EventHelper to purchase your special event insurance coverage.