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SPECIAL EVENT PERMITS
Use of City property for special events, block parties, festivals, parades, etc., requires a Special Event Permit. Special Events Permits are processed by the City Clerk’s Office. To apply you must submit 1) a completed Special Event Permit Application, 2) a copy of your Certificate of Insurance, and 3) a background check form. If there will be additional vendors at your event, they should submit One-Day Event Vendor Permit Applications.
Complete applications must be submitted at least two weeks before the event. Applications will not be processed until all required paperwork is submitted and it may take up to two weeks to process your application.
Note: permitting for Riverfront and Sage Parks is handled by the Clerk’s Office. For all other parks, contact the Parks Department.
Insurance Requirements for Special Event Permits
As required by Chapter 2, Section 14, of the City Code, you must carry a public liability, bodily injury, and property damage insurance policy which covers the property to be used and identifies the City of Troy as an additional named insured. Event organizers shall keep and hold harmless the City, its agents and employees for any and all claims, damages and liability of any kind whatsoever relative to or arising out of the use of the property. A Certificate of Insurance must be submitted to the City Clerk at the time of application and before any use of City property.
List the name, date, and time of your event on the Certificate of Insurance and attach to your Special Event Permit Application. Your Certificate of Insurance must name the City of Troy as an additional insured and must show liability coverage as follows:
Comprehensive General Liability
|Products and Completed Operations||$1,000,000|
|Products and Completed Operations Aggregate||$2,000,000|
|Advertising and Personal Injury Liability||$1,000,000|
If alcoholic beverages are served or sold, add:
Depending on the type of event, at the discretion of the City of Troy you may be required to add:
|Umbrella Liability||$1,000,000 to $5,000,000|
Background Check Required
A Background Check Form must be completed by the event organizer and, if applicable, for each One-Day Vendor.
ONE-DAY EVENT VENDOR PERMIT
Vendors who wish to participate in a permitted Special Event should submit a One-Day Event Vendor Permit Application. Even if a business already operates in Troy, it still needs a permit to vend on City property as its insurance only covers its place of business, not City property. If not currently licensed as a 6- or 12-month Vendor through the City Clerk’s Office, the business must submit a One-Day Event Vendor Permit Application and supporting documents.
Please contact the City Clerk’s Office via email at [email protected] or via phone at (518) 279-7134.