Outdoor Sales or Events

Special Events
Special Events are permitted for businesses located within the City of La Habra with the approval of a Special Event Permit. These events are permitted 4 times per year and are classified as “small” and “large” events. A small Special Event is permitted up to 4 consecutive days each time. Generally, small Special Events include grand openings, holiday sales (Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas, etc.), or other promotional events.


The Special Event Permit for these small events must be submitted to staff at least 45 days prior to the event. For large Special Events, such as car shows, street fairs, carnivals, and food festivals, a Site Plan Application must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the event.

Download a Special Event Permit Application (PDF) to apply. Applications for either a small or large event may also be obtained at the Planning Counter. Please feel free to contact Planning Staff if you have any questions.