Permits for Parades, Festivals, Parties and Athletic Events

Permits

The Department of Events and Cultural Affairs produces and permits special events for the City of Greenville. Individuals, organizations and agencies wishing to conduct public gatherings on City of Greenville property are required to obtain a permit. Examples of permitted events include:

  • Block parties
  • Carnivals
  • Ceremonies
  • Concerts
  • Festivals
  • Filming
  • Parades
  • Park events
  • Performances
  • Races
  • Road closings

Permit Forms

A SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT APPLICATION MUST BE FILLED OUT AND RETURNED 15-90 BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE EVENT. NEED HELP? CALL 864-467-4485.

2020 Forms

Picketing within the City Limits

Individuals or groups organizing a picket, demonstration, rally, etc. in the public right-of-way (sidewalk, park, plaza, etc.) must submit an Online Picketing Notice and provide the City of Greenville with advance notice of the event based on the table below.

Online Picketing Notice

View Picketing Ordinance (PDF)

Picketing Notification

Number of Participants Place for Picket Minimum Notice Time Required
11-50 Sidewalk 3 hours
25-50 Any public place except sidewalks 3 hours
51-100 Any public place 48 hours
101-200 Any public place 72 hours
201-400 Any public place 5 calendar days
Greater than 400 Any public place 7 calendar days

No notice of intent to picket is required for picketing by a group of 10 or fewer individuals on a sidewalk, or by a group of less than 25 individuals on the grounds of a City park or plaza.