This course introduces parks and recreation staff to the variety of activities that require formal permits in many public agencies. These can include special events, commercial filming and photography, vending, and other activities. The course introduces the basic elements of a special use permit and follows a fictitious permitted event from the application stage to post-activity reporting.
The course is designed for those who are responsible for administering special use permits, including administrators and staff who review applications, approve permits, or monitor events.
This course is self-paced, allowing learners the flexibility to complete the course as quickly or slowly as they need. While exploring course content, learners can investigate topics in greater detail through enrichment activities that link to real-world examples, original source materials, and policy documents. Learners can easily move from section to section as they navigate through the course, revisiting concepts as needed.
Elements of the course:
This course uses a fictitious setting in which the learner drives the content delivery by exploring a series of interactive content pages. After completing all course activities, you will complete a brief assessment to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts. Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
- Special Uses and Permits
- The Permit Process
Be able to:
- Explain what special use permits are.
- Summarize the permit process.
- Define the components of a permit.
- Define monitoring.
- Outline closeout activities after an event.
- Define what constitutes an administrative record.
- Explain permitting considerations for filming and photography, news gathering, and large public events.
- List three reasons a permit could be denied.
This course is an introductory course and is suitable for any parks and recreation employee interested in understanding the permitting process.