Parade Permits

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Sec. 82-196. - Definitions.

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Parade means any parade, march or procession upon any street.

(Code 1984, § 27-101)

Cross reference— Definitions generally, § 1-2.

Sec. 82-197. - Exemptions.

This article shall not apply to:

(1)    Funeral processions.

(2)    Students going to and from school classes or participating in educational activities, providing such conduct is under the immediate direction and supervision of the proper school authorities.

(3)    A governmental agency acting within the scope of its functions.

(Code 1984, § 27-102)

Secs. 82-198—82-225. - Reserved.


Sec. 82-226. - Required.

No person shall engage in, participate in, aid, form or start any parade without a parade permit issued by the director of public safety.

(Code 1984, § 27-103)

Sec. 82-227. - Application.

(a)    A person desiring a parade permit shall file an application with the director of public safety on forms provided by such officer. Such application shall be filed not less than seven days before the date on which it is proposed to conduct the parade.

(b)   The application for a parade permit shall set forth the following information:

(1)    The name, address and telephone number of the person seeking to conduct such parade.

(2)    If the parade is proposed to be conducted for, on behalf of or by an organization, the name, address and telephone number of the headquarters of the organization and of the authorized and responsible heads of such organization.

(3)    The name, address and telephone number of the person who will be the parade chairman and who will be responsible for its conduct.

(4)    The date when the parade is to be conducted.

(5)    The route to be traveled, the starting point and the termination point.

(6)    The approximate number of persons who and animals and vehicles which will constitute such parade; the type of animals, and description of the vehicles.

(7)    The hours when such parade will start and terminate.

(8)    A statement as to whether the parade will occupy all or only a portion of the width of the streets proposed to be traversed.

(9)    The location by street of any assembly area for such parade.

(10)  The time at which units of the parade will begin to assemble at any such assembly area.

(11)  The interval of space to be maintained between units of such parade.

(12)  If the parade is designed to be held by and on behalf of or for any person other than the applicant, a communication in writing from the person proposing to hold the parade, authorizing the applicant to apply for the permit on his behalf.

(13)  Any additional information which the director of public safety shall find reasonably necessary to a fair determination as to whether a permit should be issued.

(c)    The director of public safety, where good cause is shown, shall have the authority to consider any application which is filed less than seven days before the date such parade is proposed to be conducted.

(Code 1984, § 27- 104

Sec. 82-228. - Standards for permit issuance.

The director of public safety shall issue a parade permit when, from a consideration of the application and from such other information as may otherwise be obtained, he finds that:

(1)    The conduct of the parade will not substantially interrupt the safe and orderly movement of other traffic contiguous to its route.

(2)    The conduct of the parade will not require the diversion of so great a number of public safety officers to properly police the line of movement and the areas contiguous thereto as to prevent normal police protection to this city.