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Development Management
101-A Mounts Bay Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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P: 757-253-6671
F: 757-253-6822

 

development.management@
jamescitycountyva.gov

 

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Special Events Permit
Outdoor Gatherings, Parades, and Road Races

 

A Special Event Permit is required to hold any outdoor gathering, musical or entertainment festival, parade, or road race as defined in Chapter 14 of the Code of James City County.

IF THE EVENT MEETS ANY OF THESE CRITERIA IT WILL REQUIRE A PERMIT

  IF THE EVENT MEETS ANY OF THESE CRITERIA IT WILL NOT REQUIRE A PERMIT
  • Open to the public
  • Held in an open space
  • Held within a public or private road right-of-way (ex: Parade or Road Race)
  • Not held in a “Permanent Installation*”
  • Outdoor Gathering with 200 or more attendees
  • Musical or entertainment festival
 
  • Private guest list/NOT open to the public
  • Held entirely indoors
  • Held in a “Permanent Installation*”
  • Outdoor Gathering with less than 200 attendees

* A permanent installation is considered to be a facility which is constructed for a specific purpose and use. When such facility is used for an event unrelated to its customary use, it will not be considered a permanent installation.

Applications for a Special Event Permit should be submitted to the Department of Development Management, P.O. Box 8784, 101-A Mounts Bay Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23187-8784, or via email, at least 90 days in advance of the proposed event.

Special Event Permit Application
Special Event Permit Approval Process

Certain special events may also require obtaining additional permits from federal, state or local agencies including:

Virginia Department of Transportation

Land Use Permit

Virginia Department of Health

Temporary Restaurant Permit

Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Banquet License

James City County Division of Building Safety and Permits

Building Permit

Temporary Tents

Temporary Tents Information

Stages and Bleachers

Mechanical and Inflatable Rides

Electrical Permit:

Generators

Temporary Lighting

James City County Parks and Recreation

Concession Permit Application

 

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