Special Events & Filming Requests
Individual city departments have specific regulations and requirements depending on the specific event or filming request. If your event meets any of the conditions below, contact the primary department or click on the links for more information.
Approval from more than one city department may be required.
|Event will last |
longer than 3 days.
|Conditional Use Permit|
*Additional action(s) may be required depending on event conditions.
|Event held in a public park, including Bentonville Square, or is an organized sports related tournament.||Reserve a facility||Parks & Recreation Dept.|
|Event is an organized run, walk, |
bike ride or race.
|Approval from Traffic Safety & Signage Committee|
Race & Run Rules
|Event requires a street closure.||Approval from Traffic Safety & Signage Committee||Transportation Dept.|
|Filming in streets, sidewalks |
or other public spaces.
|Provide filming details (see below)||Police Dept.|
|Event is an organized demonstration, |
procession, march or parade.
|Event requires police, fire or EMS presence.||Coordination with|
|Event includes open flames, pyrotechnics, portable generators, L/P gas or heating equipment, or is a cooking event.||Coordination with|
|Event is located at the Benton County Fairgrounds or will include public assembly in a structure not designed for assembly.||Coordination with|
|Event utilizes an enclosed temporary structure that exceeds 400 square feet or a temporary structure open on all sides that exceeds 700 square feet.||Coordination with|
Filming - Police Department - (479) 271-3170
If you intend to film in Bentonville, please contact the Police Department at the non-emergency number at (479) 271-3170 and be prepared to provide the following information:
- Name of the filming company
- Contact person name, phone and email
- Filming date(s)
- Filming location(s)
- Need to block off parking spaces, sidewalks or streets