Events at Highland Springs

The Board of Supervisors by Resolution has established procedures and requirements for conducting Special Events that take place on Lake County Property including county maintained roads, parks and buildings. The intent of this policy is to foster and support planned usages while ensuring maximum safety for all parties. This policy is also aimed at minimizing disruption and inconvenience to local residents, motorized vehicle traffic and the provision of day to day governmental services.
When is a Permit Needed?
Property usage permits are required when any organized or planned event taking place on county property is sponsored by a publicly recognized organization (profit or non-profit), person, business or other entity which invites, advertises or seeks entrants in excess of 25 participants.

Racing events are prohibited except under specific circumstances. Questions pertaining to racing events on Clear Lake should be directed to the County Administrative Office at (707) 263-2580.

When is a Permit Not Needed?
As a general rule a permit is not required for small family groups or social gatherings not associated with an established organization, if there will be fewer than 25 participants. Contact the Water Resources Department at (707) 263-2344 to determine if your planned event qualifies.
Application Process
permit application must be filed at least 60 days in advance of the event. For use of Highland Springs Park, submit application to the Water Resources Department. The use permit packet may be obtained by mail, e-mail, fax, or printed from the link listed above. 

The permit will not be valid until all conditions have been met and the Water Resources Department has received the signed agreements and appropriate insurance documents. 

Applicant will be notified if application is approved or denied. If the application is denied the applicant may appeal the decision to the Board of Supervisors.


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