Permits are issued for general assemblies, also referred to as special events. Special events that require permits include walks at Noble Park, parades, festivals, and fishing tournaments at the Ohio River Boat Launch. A permit is necessary for a special event that will be conducted on the streets, parks, or other public areas in the City of Paducah. A Public Assembly/Special Event Permit Application Form should be completed and submitted to the Parks and Recreation Office. Applications need to be submitted prior to the event as follows:
|Class 1||1 to 250||30 days|
|Class 2||251 to 1,000||60 days|
|Class 3||1,000 plus||90 days|
To learn more about the permitting process, watch this episode of Paducah View. In this 3:30 minute video, Parks and Recreation Department Director Mark Thompson explains the permitting process for organizations to hold events such as festivals in the City of Paducah.
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Paducah, Kentucky 42001