Amusement Licenses

Any person, firm, partnership, corporation or other entity seeking to obtain an amusement license for a public event, open to the public, including and without limiting the generality thereof, carnivals, circuses, fairs, festivals, music festivals and other amusements, to be held outside the limits of any incorporated city or village in Lancaster County, shall comply with the conditions and limitations set forth in the Lancaster County Guidelines for Obtaining an Amusement License for Public Events.

Applications should be submitted at least 45 business days prior to the event.


The fee to obtain an Amusement License is $10 per application.

Application Denial

Please carefully review the Amusement License Guidelines as failure to complete all requirements could result in the delay or denial of your application.

Please note: Insurance requirements were updated January, 2017. Please carefully review the guidelines for information regarding these new requirements. If you have any questions regarding insurance requirements, please contact the County Clerk's Office.

Application, Forms & Statutes

If you have questions regarding the Amusement License application process, please contact the County Clerk's Office via email or at 402-441-7484.