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City Sponsorship of Special Events (LART)


The City of Colorado Springs’ Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax (LART) fund is administered by City Council, with the guidance of the LART Citizen’s Advisory Committee. The purpose of LART funding is to provide funds for marketing and other qualified expenses to support special events that attract visitors to the City and to the Pikes Peak Region, provide economic and cultural benefit, enhance the quality of life in the City, engage the community and encourage tourist activity.



Requests for a fee waiver or reduction must be made in writing using the Park Special Event Fee Waiver Application and delivered, along with a letter of request on organization letterhead, a promotions/marketing plan summary, a line-item budget for the event, and verification of non-profit status.

Fee Reduction Policy

Please complete the application in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need additional space for your justification statement, please feel free to attach more pages.