When is my application due?

Permit applications are due either 90 or 15 days before the event. 

If you can answer "yes" to any of the event characteristics below, your application is due 00 days before the event. 

If you cannot answer "yes" to any of the event characteristics below, your application is due 15 days before the event. 

  • My event has over 500 expected attendees or more than 100 pre-registered participants expected 
  • My event will request the use of City services such as trash, security, tent inspections, police, etc. 
  • My event will sell or serve alcohol 
  • My event will sell food from more than three food trucks registered with the City of Durham 
  • My event is requesting street closures in Downtown Durham 
  • My event will have professional sound equipment used for amplification (anything larger than a home stereo)

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1. Who can I contact for help?
2. Do I need to submit a City special event permit application for my event?
3. When is my application due?
4. How do I hold an event within a facility owned and maintained by the Durham Parks and Recreation?
5. When do I need security or police presence at my event?
6. How do I request to use City trash receptacles?
7. What is the SERT and why am I being asked to attend their meeting?
8. How do I register or operate a food truck in the City?