Special Event Permit Application

Looking to plan an event in Downtown Dalton? We can help! 

Click here for the Special Event Permit Application Packet. Click here for fee policies and park procedures.
Click here for the City of Dalton Special Event Permit for Alcohol Beverage.
Visit http://dor.georgia.gov/special-event for information on how to submit the State of Georgia Special Event Alcohol Permit.

All applications must be turned in 60 days prior to the event. The application is processed by the Downtown Dalton Development Authority, and must be approved by the DDDA, the Dalton Police Department, the Dalton Fire Department, the City Administrator, and Dalton Public Works. There is an application fee of $25 due upon submission. Fee not applicable to non-profit organizations.

Applications may be submitted in person to the Downtown Dalton Development Authority in the Historic Freight Depot at 305 S. Depot St. or emailed to kwatson@downtowndalton.com.

Need help planning your event? Check out this special event checklist! For any other questions about how to plan an event in Downtown Dalton or how to submit a Special Event Permit Application, please, call (706) 272-3332 or email admin@downtowndevelopment.com. 

Facade grant application

Grants are available from the DDDA for the renovation of exterior facades. Funds can be used for renovations performed on an exterior facade (defined as building side that faces a public right-of-way, public alley or public parking lot) including attached sign mountings that are not exclusive to the business, (i.e. text mounted on sign board excluded, but sign board included if permanent and/or can be re-used by succeeding business), awnings, paint, brick repointing, brick cleaning, window repair or replacement, removal of covering materials to expose transoms. Exclusions: signage, including temporary signs, window signs, banners, and repair or painting of awnings other than metal. Reimbursement is made for of one-half (1/2) of the total project cost up to $5,000 where there is a minimum owner investment of $1,000 (reimbursement would be $500) per application. There is a maximum of $5,000 per property every five (5) years, based on anniversary date of first award. All awards are subject to the discretion and approval of the DDDA Board of Directors and will not be approved without a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Historic Preservation Commission. Applicants must meet all requirements and approvals which can be found in the DDDA Facade Improvement Grant Policy and Application, found below.

Facade Improvement Grant Policy
Facade Grant Application
Information on the Historic Preservation Commission's Certificate of Appropriateness


The purpose of the Downtown Development Revolving Loan Fund (DD RLF) is to assist cities, counties and development authorities in their efforts to revitalize and enhance downtown areas by providing below-market rate financing to fund capital projects in core historic downtown areas and adjacent historic neighborhoods where DD RLF will spur commercial redevelopment.

Eligible applicants under this program shall be municipalities with a population of 100,000 or less, counties with a population of 100,000 or less proposing projects in a core historic commercial area, and development authorities proposing projects in a core historic commercial area in municipalities or counties with a population of 100,000 or less. The ultimate user of funds may be a private business or a public entity such as a city or development authority.

Applicants must demonstrate that they have a viable downtown development project and clearly identify the proposed uses of the loan proceeds. Once approved, funds may be used for such activities as: real estate acquisition, development, redevelopment, and new construction; rehabilitation of public and private infrastructure and facilities; purchase of equipment and other assets (on a limited basis).

The maximum loan is $250,000 per project. Applications will be accepted throughout the year and as loan funds are available to the Department.

To apply, please visit: http://www.dca.state.ga.us/economic/financing/programs/ddrlf.asp

Tax information/

The State of Georgia's Department of Revenue website has resources and information about how to apply for Business Registration, Sales and Use Tax, Withholding Tax, Alcohol Licenses, Tobacco Licenses, and more. 

Information and instructions for obtaining an Occupational Tax Certificate in the City of Dalton may be found here.