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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 contact the Durham Special Events Coordinator at 919-560-4974 with questions or issues regarding this application
If you answer yes, you will be prompted to provide a copy of your 501(c)3 status
This number must be operational and onsite during event hours
Note: You may be asked to provide a map and/or route of your event depending on your responses
If your event spans multiple days, please provide the event start and end times for each day
Overall event total
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
You may alternatively attach a detailed map and turn-by-turn directions
If alcohol will be served, you must obtain a permit from the Alcoholic Beverage Commission by contacting them or the City's ABC Coordinator, Officer Wilkinson at ext. 29173
Please check that you acknowledge that you must contact Police Secondary Employment to arrange for off-duty law enforcement to be present at your event. You can contact Secondary Employment at 919-560-4222 x 29183
If yes, contact Police secondary employment at 919-560-4222 x 29183
Please note that built structures, such as stages, may be subject to inspections by the City's Building Inspection Team.
Please check the box acknowledging that your tent(s) may require inspection and permitting by the Fire Marshal, and you are responsible for contacting him to begin that process. The Fire Marshal may be reached at 919-560-4242 x 19240
Please visit the County EMS website for information about requesting EMS services
The event attendee estimate you provided indicates that you must obtain EMS coverage provided by the City or County. Please check the box acknowledging that you are responsible for contacting Durham County EMS to obtain appropriate coverage.
Description of Service
Please visit https://www.dprplaymore.org/161/Rentals
for more information and to submit your permit application
You may attach a map at the end of the application if needed
If yes, please contact Solid Waste Management at 919-560-4186 (fees apply)
Please provide block number, street name, and number of spaces for each requested location
The City of Durham does not provide electricity for events. Please assess and make plans to accommodate the level of service you need.
If yes, you must contact the Alcoholic Beverage Commission to obtain a permit
Check all that apply
Submitting this Special Event 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.
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 (unless explicit arrangements are made otherwise).
Issuance of a permit does NOT grant applicants permission to tow vehicles from reserved or closed areas.
Final approval of the permit will be authorized by the City Manager’s designee, the Lieutenant of the Police
Department’s Special Projects Division.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Written notification of intent to cancel your event must be received in writing a
minimum of 21 days prior to the scheduled event date. It should be received by the Special Event Coordinator
at the address above or emailed to SpecialEvents@durhamnc.gov.
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