The organizer of a special event must fill out the application and return it to the Special Events Bureau no less than 30 business days prior to the start of the event. A non-refundable application fee will be charged based on the attached fee structure.
Please submit a copy of the IRS letter
The City of Greenville does not allow gated admission with the exception of events held in the Peace Center for the Performing Arts Amphitheater.
The City of Greenville does not provide amenities such as portable washrooms, sound systems, tables, chairs, tents, canopies or other equipment.
In order to determine what types of containers best suit the needs of the event, please answer the following question:
Contracted personnel or volunteers may be used if indicated below.
You are required to provide portable restroom facilities at your event unless you can substantiate the sufficient availability of both ADA accessible and non-accessible facilities in the immediate area of the event site which will be available to the public during your event.
This figure is based upon the maximum number of attendees at your event during peak time. The City of Greenville may determine the total number of required restroom facilities on a case-by-case basis.
A vendor is anyone who is serving, selling, sampling, or displaying food, beverages, merchandise or services.
An applicant having any food service must contact the Greenville County Health Department at 864-467-8910 for approval of any food preparation or service. Applicant must show a plan for clean-up and grease removal.
Use additional sheet if necessary
Fire Code requires a fire extinguisher at each cooking location. Food and beverages shall not be sold at an event unless approved and licensed, if necessary, by the Greenville County Health Department.Event organizers are responsible for arranging health inspections for their events. Applicant must show a plan for clean-up and grease removal. Please call 864-467-8910 for more information.
Applicants contracting with amusement ride companies are required to provide the City of Greenville with a certificate of insurance, naming the applicant and the City of Greenville as additional insured on general liability.
Please indicate what arrangements you will make for providing First Aid staffing and equipment during your event.
If Yes, all tanks must be secured in a manner to prevent accidentally being knocked over. All helium tanks not being used shall have their caps in place.
The area requested must be reasonably suited relative to the accessibility, size and nature of the proposed special event. The event must accommodate the special needs of disabled persons whose rights are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and who choose to participate in the event.
Applicant must post “No Parking” signs along city roads where public parking spaces exist within the event site. The City requires that the event use City-owned signs that may be checked out from and returned to the City of Greenville Special Events Bureau within 1 week of check out date. If signage is lost, stolen or damaged, the applicant will need to reimburse the City of Greenville $5 per sign. The applicant will be fined $100 if the signs are not taken down by the end time stated on the applicant’s approved permit.
Rental Fees for traffic control devices are $3 for each barricade, $3 for each sign, and $1 for each cone. The fee can be waived if the applicant chooses to pick up equipment from the following address:
Traffic and Engineering Division 26 Woods Lake RoadGreenville, SC 29607 At the time of pick-up, applicant must sign a form acknowledging replacement costs in the event that equipment is lost or stolen.A maximum of 12 barricades may be picked up per event. Traffic cones are limited based on availability. Delivery is not available for events requiring less than 10 barricades, signs, or combination. These policies may be reconsidered on a case-by-case depending on certain factors, including police involvement, location of event or the City’s event schedule. The applicant will be invoiced for this service after the event is held.
If yes, the applicant must provide a signed letter of consent from the private parking lot owners. This may require the event applicant to lease the lot, pay for relocating the occupants or reimburse the property owners for any loss of revenue. This letter must be submitted to the Special Event Bureau before the Special Event Permit will be issued.
Events that require road closures, or may cause disruption for City of Greenville residents, businesses, churches, etc., must mail or hand deliver notification to the affected parties 2 weeks prior to the event. Notices must reflect the dates, days, times and locations of the event. It must also include types of activities taking place during your event and the event coordinator’s contact information. The notice must give detour or alternate route information if normal access is affected.Applicants may be required to provide advisory signs (placed a minimum of 1 week prior to the event) if your event impacts a major roadway. Advisory signs are intended to provide advanced notice to the regular users of a roadway of the scheduled closure.
Provide a detailed schedule of the event including dates and times for entertainment, activities, hours of event, start time, finish time, etc.If the event requires an extended time frame for set up, include details with a timeline listing the times and locations where streets or public property will be impacted and when dismantling will be completed. (If more space is needed, attach additional sheets.)
If yes, SC ABC permit required. Please submit a copy of the ABC License. A temporary SC ABC permit may be obtained.
All alcohol sales must end 15 minutes prior to your event ending time.
The cost per wristband is $0.50 per wristband. Bring a separate check with you for the bands and make checks payable to the City of Greenville.
When selling or serving alcohol at a public event, the following signs must be posted: (Lettered sign examples are attached).
A) SC Must be 21B) Sale TimesC) ID CheckD) VolunteersG) Wristbands
E) No alcohol beyond this pointF) Prohibited
Permittee must post 11 x 17 signs in a clear and conspicuous manner at all entry points to and within the event site informing attendees that smoking is prohibited. Permittee must include in the event marketing materials that the event is a nonsmoking event. In addition, permittee and event management staff must inform event attendees seen smoking that smoking is prohibited within the event site. Enforcement of the no smoking policy at events will be done by the Police on site after permittee has given the attendee a warning.
Where required, the applicant or, if applicable, the organization / sponsor holding the event shall maintain insurance in the amount specified below to cover the entire duration of the event. The applicant shall submit a certificate of insurance verifying the following minimum coverage(s) and specifically identifying The City of Greenville as an additional insured.
Your permit will not be issued if the insurance certificate has not been received prior to the event.
Applicant / organization hereby shall assume all risks incident to or in connection with the permitted activity and shall be solely responsible for damage or injury, of whatever kind or nature, to person or property, directly or indirectly arising out of or in connection with the permitted activity or the conduct of applicant's operation. Applicant hereby expressly agrees to defend and save the City harmless from any penalties for violation of law, ordinance, or regulation affecting its activity and from any and all claims, suits, losses, damages or injuries directly or indirectly arising out of or in connection with the permitted activity or conduct of its operation or resulting from the negligence or intentional acts or omissions of applicant or its officers, agents and employees.
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