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Please select the location of your event. If the location is not listed please select other and you will be given a box to type the location.
Please select all that apply
Please provide a detailed schedule of the proposed event to include dates and times of the event and load-in/out and note the individual responsible for each activity. If needed, a schedule template is provided below. If your event is longer than one day, you will need to provide a detailed schedule for each day.
Please upload your site plan here. On your site plan please note the location of entrances and exits, retail, food and alcoholic beverage vendors, controlled alcohol consumption areas, tents, stages, bleachers, amplified sound, signs or banners, portable restrooms, electric and water hookups, first aid stations, fire extinguishers, garbage and recycling receptacles, barricades, hazardous materials, fire hydrants, exhibits, and security. If you need assistance or have questions about the site plan, please contact our office. Click below to find a sample site plan.
Please explain in detail parking arrangements for the event. Be sure to list parking garages, lots by name and location.
Please provide a detailed explanation of how you are addressing parking and transportation options as indicated above.
Please provide details of the event's parking and exit plan. Upload a map showing the location of parking for the event to include all entrances and exits.
Please complete the Street Blocking Permit request and upload it to the next box.
Please upload a map showing details of any traffic control needs and route if the event is a parade, run, walk or march. Be sure to include the direction of travel and the start and end points. Provide proposed locations for barricades, signs, meter bags, volunteers, and police.
NOTE: Amplified sound is prohibited in Hampton Park, Waterfront Park or White Point Garden. Power is not available in all locations.
Please upload a list of vendors. All vendors must have a City of Charleston Business License.
Please review the Special Events Manual for additional requirements for the sale and service of alcohol.
Please upload your Liquor Legal Liability Insurance. List the City of Charleston as additional insured. All alcohol ticket sales must end 40 minutes prior to the event ending time and alcohol service must end 20 minutes prior to the event ending time.
The temporary license can be requested through the South Carolina Department of Revenue's Alcoholic Licensing Beverage Division.
If you do not have this number at this time, you may submit it to the Special Events Manager by email at a later date.
Beginning January 1, 2020, operations (including vendors) throughout Charleston city limits will be required to eliminate use of single-use plastic carryout and merchandise bags, as well as certain plastic carryout and food packaging items, such as foam containers and plastic straws and stirrers. The regulations apply to all events in City limits, on both public and private property. Please visit the City's Sustainability page to learn more about this ordinance.
Single-use plastic regulations are in effect. Every event hosted within the City of Charleston is expected to be sustainable and follow the single-use plastic regulations.
Please refer to the Sustainable Event Guide to learn how to make your event more sustainable.
Any events that require off duty police will use this form to request and hire officers. Extra Duty Solutions is available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns by phone or email.
Phone: 843-226-7167 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please review the insurance requirements detailed in the Special Events Manual. This information is required before a permit can be issued.
Please upload the required draft Neighborhood Notification Letter. This letter should include the dates and times of the event. See below for a sample neighborhood notification letter.
Applicant agrees as follows:
The Applicant shall be liable for, indemnify, defend and hold the City of Charleston (“City”), its officers, agents, servants, representatives, employees, attorneys, consultants and independent contractors (collectively referred to as the (“Indemnitees”) harmless from any and all liabilities, suits, obligations, fines, damages, penalties, claims, charges and expenses (including, without limitation, attorney’s fees and disbursements) (“Damages”) that may be imposed upon or incurred by or asserted against any of the Indemnitees arising out of or related to, whether directly or indirectly, from the acts or neglect of the Applicant, its officers, agents, employees, or members, participants, guests, invitees, or persons under the control of the applicant whether or not such damages are due to the negligence of the City or otherwise; provided, however, that the foregoing liability and indemnity obligation shall not apply to any Damages to the extent arising out of any willful misconduct or gross negligence of the City, its officers, employees, servants, agents, attorneys, consultants or independent contractors. Further, the Applicant acknowledges that a condition of the City’s approval of this application is that the City assumes no liability for liabilities, suits, obligations, fines, damages, penalties, claims, costs, charges and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees and disbursement) to either persons or property on account of the same, except as expressly provided herein.
The Applicant shall forever release and discharge the City, its officers, agents, servants, representatives or employees from any and all claims, demands, rights of action or causes of action, present or future, whether same be known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, resulting from the Applicant’s event as well as the presence of the Applicant’s agents, representatives, invitees, servants, employees or independent contractors during the Applicant’s event.
The Applicant, as well as its successors, shall forever refrain from instituting, prosecuting or maintaining any action, suit or proceeding, at law or otherwise against the City, its agents, servants, representatives, or employees based upon any injuries which it may suffer, including death or damages, both personal or to property, whether same be known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, resulting from the Applicant’s event, as well as the presence of the Applicant’s agents, representatives, invitees, servants, employees or independent contractors during the Applicant’s event.
Where an event occurs on the grounds of Marion Square, the Applicant expressly agrees to the terms above outlined as it relates to the City, its officers, agents, servants, representatives, employees, attorneys, consultants, independent contractors, but also for The Board of Field Officers of the Fourth Brigade, its officers, agents, servants, representatives, employees, attorneys, consultants, and independent contractors.
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