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Public Event Application

City of Canton

Public Event Application General Instructions

To make application to sponsor a public event on City-owned property, the event sponsor or representative must complete and submit this application and all necessary fees and supporting documentation at least 7 days in advance of any block party and at least 30 days in advance of an event utilizing City owned property.

The City reserves the right to reject any incomplete applications. Final approval of all applications rests within the authority of the Director of Public Safety who may approve or deny any application at his/her discretion.

Please submit the following with this application:

  • Payment of event fee (see fee schedule).
  • Site plan/map for the event.
  • With the exception of block parties, all applications must include a certificate of liability insurance with coverage of $1,000,000.00 which includes the City of Canton as an additional insured.
  • Flyers and/or printed information on this event (if available).
  • A letter addressing any other information or questions you may have that are not covered by this form.

Please direct your insurance agent to mail or fax a copy of the insurance certificate to the address listed below:

City of Canton - Mayor’s Office
218 Cleveland Ave SW,
Canton, Ohio 44702
Phone: (330) 438-4307 Fax: (330) 489-3282

NOTE: Please include the event name on the certificate of liability insurance.

Events in City of Canton Parks:

  • Complete this application at least 30 days in advance to hold an event in a City park.
  • Final approval of all applications rests within the authority of the Canton Parks Commission.
  • Public Event Fee for Canton Parks is $100.00 for profit organizations and/or individuals, $50.00 for Non-Profits, and $25.00 for Neighborhood Associations of Canton. This fee includes one shelter if one is available at that site. All additional shelters at that location which cannot be used due to the event will be added to your invoice.
  • Mail application, insurance and a copy of 501 c 3 (if applicable) to:
    Canton Park Commission
    1414 Market Avenue
    Canton, OH 44714
    Phone: (330) 456-4521 Fax: (330) 454-5884

CHARGES FOR RESERVATION OF PUBLIC GROUNDS

Kresge Lot/Market Square (Green space on Market Avenue between 3rd and 4th St N): $100.00 (Daily)
Courthouse Plaza (Courtyard behind the Stark County Courthouse): $100.00 (Daily)
Central Plaza North (Median in the 100 Block of Market Ave N): $100.00 (Daily)
Central Plaza South (Median in the 100 Block of Market Ave S): $100.00 (Daily)

CHARGES FOR SERVICES OF PUBLIC SAFETY FORCES

Fire/EMT
$50 Per Hour Regular / $58 Per Hour Holiday
Minimum of 4 hours for all Fire/EMT services

Police
$50 Per Hour Regular / $58 Per Hour Holiday ($20 Per Hour / Per Police Cruiser)
Minimum of 4 hours for police services

The number of firefighters, EMTs, or police officers required at the event will be determined by each department upon the receipt of an event request. Based on the scope of the event and available manpower, cost of these services will be totaled and an invoice will be sent to the applicant. Cancellation of these services must take place at least 48 hours prior to the start time of any event to receive full reimbursement.

Please make checks payable to:

City of Canton
218 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton, Ohio 44702


DO NOT CONTINUE unless you have read and understand the information above.

Public Event
Event Dates/Times
  1. :
  2. :
Reservation of City Space

$100.00 Rental Fee Daily Each - Please Check All Requested Spaces:

  1. HelpKresge Lot/Market SquareCheck this box to request the Kresge Lot/Market Square. Kresge Lot/Market Square
  2. HelpCourthouse PlazaCheck this box to request the Courthouse Plaza. Courthouse Plaza
  3. HelpCentral Plaza NorthCheck this box to request the Central Plaza North. Central Plaza North
  4. HelpCentral Plaza SouthCheck this box to request the Central Plaza South. Central Plaza South
City Park

Public Event Fee for Canton Parks is $100.00 for profit organizations and/or individuals, $50.00 for Non-Profits, and $25.00 for Neighborhood Associations of Canton. This fee includes one shelter if one is available at that site. All additional shelters at that location which cannot be used due to the event will be added to your invoice.

  1. Are you planning to use a City of Canton Park?
    - Fill in 'Park' and 'Area' below.
    - Leave 'Park' and 'Area' blank.
Road Closure/Block Party Request

Please provide map if necessary.

Sponsoring Organization/Contact Info.
  1. HelpTax ExemptCheck this box if this Organization is Tax Exempt. Tax Exempt?
Event Information
  1. Are you planning a protest or picket?
     
     
  2. Will you have vendors, merchants, or exhibitors?
     
     
    If you plan to sell goods, cook over an open flame, and/or serve food, you may need permits or inspections from any of the following entities:
    • Stark County Auditor (Vendor's License) - 330-451-7357
    • City of Canton License Department - 330-438-4480
    • City of Canton Health Department - 330-489-3231
    • City of Canton Fire Department - 330-489-3411
  3. Are you planning to sell or serve alcohol?
     
     
    If you plan to sell or serve alcoholic beverages, you must first make application (at least four weeks in advance) to the Ohio State Division of Liquor Control 614-644-2360
  4. Are you planning a firework display?
     
     
    If you are planning a fireworks display, you must first contact the Canton Fire Department at 330-489-3411. They will assist you with the requirements for fireworks licensing.
  5. Are you planning carnival rides?
     
     
    If carnival rides are to be used, a permit must be obtained. Please contact the City License Department to obtain it at 330-438-4480.
  6. Are you using sound amplification equipment?
     
     
    If sound amplification equipment is to be used or excessive noise may result from your event, a Sound Variance may be required. Please contact the City License Department to obtain it at 330-438-4480.
  7. Are you planning to use tents?
     
     
    If tents are to be used, you will need to obtain a permit from the Canton Fire Department at 330-489-3411.
City Resources

Please be advised the the City may be able to provide access to the following resources upon request and availability:
(Please check all items that may be necessary for your event)

  1. HelpBarricadesCheck this box to request the City to provide barricades. Barricades
    Details:
  2. HelpParkingCheck this box to request the City to provide parking. Parking
    Details:
  3. HelpTrash CansCheck this box to request the City to provide trash cans. Trash Cans
    Details:
  4. HelpElectricityCheck this box to request the City to provide electricity. Electricity
    Details:
  5. HelpWaterCheck this box to request the City to provide water. Water
    Details:
  6. HelpCharge FeesCheck this box if you are charging any fees. Charge Fees
    Details:
  7. HelpMore InfoEnter additional information. Please provide any additional information for your event that you feel will be beneficial.
    Info.:

The City does not provide dumpsters, site clean-up services, port-o-johns, first aid stations or supplies, tents, tables, or sound amplification equipment. If needed, arrangements for these items must be made by the requestor through alternative means.

MAP SUBMISSION

Please submit a map (no larger than 8½" x 11") of the route or layout of the event. Include on the map: Restrooms or portable toilets, first aid facilities, emergency vehicle access routes, restricted driving lanes, exhibitor parking, bandstands and stages, seating, structures, tents, liquor license area, and/or vendor placement.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

An approved Public Event Application entitles the applicant to the use of City space. The City is not responsible for pursuing additional arrangements and permits that may be required. Applicant is responsible for any damage or debris left on the premises and future permits may be withheld should excess damage or debris is created as a result of this event. The applicant or sponsoring organization is required to notify and coordinate with any business, homeowners or other entities that may be impacted by the event.

SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT

This application will be considered only when all necessary sections have been completed. Submission of this application does not guarantee approval of the event. The sponsor will be notified of the approval or denial after all City departments and outside agencies have reviewed the complete application.

I hereby agree to operate the described event in accordance with all regulations and conditions imposed by the laws of the State of Ohio and the laws, ordinances and regulations of the City of Canton for public events. I understand any false statement could result in the revocation or denial of this application.

Important!
In lieu of a signature, enter your name below (You may still be required to come in to sign the application and turn in any maps or other required materials):

Signature (enter your name):

Date Signed: 03/24/2017

 

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