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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:
If you plan to sell or serve alcoholic beverages, you must first make an application (at least four weeks in advance) to the Ohio State Division of Liquor Control. You may call the Ohio State Division of Liquor Control at 614-644-2360 for more information.
If you are planning a fireworks display, you must first call the Canton Fire Department at 330-489-3411. They will assist you with the requirements for fireworks licensing.
If carnival rides are to be used, a permit must be obtained. Please call the City License Department to obtain it at 330-438-4480.
If sound amplification equipment is to be used or excessive noise may result from your event, a sound variance may be required. Please call the City License Department to obtain it at 330-438-4480.
If tents are to be used, you will need to obtain a permit from the Canton Fire Department by calling 330-489-3411.
$100 daily rental fee each - Please check all requested spaces.
The public event fee for Canton Parks is $100 for profit organizations and/or individuals, $50 for non-profits, and $25 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.
Please be advised the City may be able to provide access to the following resources upon request and availability. The City does not provide:
Please check all items that may be necessary for your event.
Please submit a map (no larger than 8 1/2 by 11 inches) of the route or layout of the event. Include on the map:
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. The 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.
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.
By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.
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