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YES, for any announced gathering held outdoors on city property (City Scale 500+) whenever any of the following criteria are met:(a) Attendance is expected to exceed 250 people at any one point in time;(b) Public street or other public right-of-way closure will be required;(c) Live entertainment, mobile vendors, or alcoholic beverages will be provided; or(d) Admission will be charged.
YES, for any announced gathering held outdoors not on city property (City Scale 250-499) whenever any of the following criteria are met:(a) Attendance is expected to exceed 250 people at any one point in time;(b) Public street or other public right-of-way closure will be required;(c) Mobile vendors will be provided; or(d) Admission will be charged.
YES, for any announced gathering held outdoors on city property (Neighborhood Scale) where all of the following criteria are met:(a) Attendance is not expected to exceed 250 people total;(b) No mobile vendors or alcoholic beverages will be provided;(c) Admission will not be charged;(d) No public streets or other public rights-of-way are required to be closed; and(e) The event will be held on city property identified on the Neighborhood-Scale Public Special Event Map.
Events exempt from special event permitting include:(a) Normal and customary use of City of Hampton owned or leased outdoor recreational facilities(b) Rentals of city parks, including park shelters, but only if none of the City-Scale Public Special Event Criteria are met.(c) Customary and regularly scheduled public school, private school, or college/university activities taking place on the school or college/university’s property, unless the event requires closure of a public street or other public right-of-way, or use of additional City of Hampton staff.(d) Normal and customary events taking place at open-air venues permitted by the City of Hampton zoning ordinance when the event will not exceed the capacity permitted by the certificate of occupancy.
(1) The proposed event will not unreasonably interfere with the normal use of city property by the city or the general public;(2) The proposed event does not present a safety or health risk to participants, spectators, the general public, or an environmental hazard;(3) The proposed event is compatible with the surrounding area or neighborhood in consideration of anticipated noise, traffic, crowd capacity, and other similar factors; (4) City resources necessary to support the proposed activity are reasonably available; and(5) The special event coordinator has received all licenses, fees, approvals, and materials required by this article within five (5) calendar days of the proposed event date.
Please remember if you are unsure of whether or not your event needs to obtain a Special Event permit, you may contact the Special Event Coordinator at email@example.com or 757.727.6640.