This application replaces the simplified special events permit. This application requires the addition of supplemental documents, and we recommend that you scroll through the entire application prior to filling it out to determine which documents you will need to upload as attachments.
IMPORTANT: Before completing this application, please ensure that you have reviewed the following information
1. The City's Special Events Webpage, including the Special Events Calendar
2. The City's Special Events Guidelines
Please review the qualifications for submittal of a simplified special event permit application prior to completing this form.
If your responses to the questions below reveal to the Special Events Review Team that your event does not in fact qualify for a simplified permit application, it will be necessary for you to re-submit the complete application, which may result in missed deadlines and a possible denial of your application.
Please contact the Durham Special Events Coordinator at 919-560-4974 with questions or issues regarding this application. If you would like this permit in a fillable PDF format, please contact the Special Events Coordinator.
Please provide the streets, neighborhood, and/or facility where your event will be located.
This number must be onsite and available during the event
Including prep time
Including breakdown time
Check all appropriate
Including planned activities
Note: Events that close more than two blocks of any street must use the Standard Special Event Permit Application
Note: Events that request to use City services such as police must use the Standard Special Events Permit Application
Describe how you will maintain social distancing, sanitization, enforce mask wearing, etc.
Note: Events expecting more than 500 attendees must use the Standard Special Event Permit Application
Please note that all amplified sound is subject to the City's Noise Ordinance. A special event permit does not grant an event permission to violate the City's noise ordinance
Note: Events with more than two foods trucks on site must use the Standard Special Event Permit Application
The City does not require a notification plan for smaller events under 500 attendees, but it is a good practice to notify affected businesses and neighbors about road closures, amplified sound, etc. Please utilize the signature form linked below to notify affected businesses and residents and send to email@example.com when complete.
Submitting this Street Closure Permit Application does not provide permission to conduct your planned event. Please do not send out publicity, flyers, or other media prior to receiving confirmation of approval. Your confirmation will be in the form of a PERMIT, issued to the organization and/or person responsible for conducting the event. Final approval of the permit will be authorized by the City Manager’s designee, the Lieutenant of the Police Department’s Central District.
Applicants agree to remove all props and items brought into the public areas and clean up all litter and debris that result from the event the same day as the event. Issuance of a permit does NOT grant applicants permission to tow vehicles from reserved or closed areas.
Please check the below boxes stating that you agree to adhere to City of Durham policies and procedures
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