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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, 60 days in advance for use of any city park space.
An additional form will need to be completed to use Centennial Plaza. Please visit here for more information: https://cantoncentennialplaza.com/plan-your-event/
What time is your event scheduled to begin.
What time is your event scheduled to conclude.
Depending on the type, location of event, you may be required to obtain security and/or ems services.
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. Call the Ohio State Division of Liquor Control at 614-644-2360 for more information.
If you serve/sell food and/or cook over an open flame, you may need permits and/or inspections from any of the following entities:
If you plan to sell and/or serve food (including food trucks), you must contact the Health Department at 330-438-4659 to obtain proper licensing.
Do you plan on selling food at your event?
This section is not for residential and/or personal fireworks as they are illegal to discharge in the state of Ohio.
Firework displays must authorized by the Canton Fire Department. Please call 330-438-3411 for assistance with requirements for fireworks licensing.
If you plan to sell goods, you may need permits or inspections from any of the following entities:
If carnival rides are to be used, a permit must be obtained. Please call the City Police Department to obtain it at 330-438-4465.
If sound amplification equipment is to be used or excessive noise may result from your event, a sound variance will be required. Please call the Mayor's Office at 330-438-4309 to obtain a Sound Variance Application, or click the link below.
Please click the above link for a sound variance application.
If tents over 10' x 10' 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.
If you wish to inquire about Canton Centennial Plaza, please go to www.CantonCentennialPlaza.com for more information.
The public event daily fee for Canton Parks is $500.00 for Profit Organizations, and $350.00 For Non- Profit Organizations. For Neighborhood Associations of Canton, it is $25.00 per day, this fee includes one shelter, if one is available at the requested site.Additional shelters/ fields and amenities which cannot be used due to the event is subject to be added to your invoice. For more information on rentable shelters, please go to https://cantonparksandrec.recdesk.com/Community/Facility?type=2.
What street (or portion of) do you wish to close? (for example: Market Ave)
From what street, (for example: 3rd St. North)
to what street. (for example: 4th St. North)
If you are closing a road that will affect your neighbors, click on the above link, print out the form, have those that will be affected sign and return to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit a detailed map showing what roads you would like closed.
Please be advised the City may be able to provide access to the following resources upon request and availability. Please know there may be fees associated with your request.
Please check all items that may be necessary for your event.
The City does not provide:
If needed, arrangements for these items must be made by the requestor through alternative means.
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:
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. Please direct your insurance agent to mail or fax a copy of the insurance certificate to City of Canton Public Events, 218 Cleveland Ave SW, 8th Floor, Canton, Ohio 44702
NOTE: Please include the event name on the certificate of liability insurance
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