No person shall form, direct, marshal, lead or participate in any parade on any highway under the jurisdiction of the City of La Crosse unless a permit has been obtained in advance as provided for in this section; provided that upon notification to the Chief of Police, a parade on sidewalks and footways, in which persons move not more than two abreast and which does not substantially hinder normal use of the sidewalk or footway and conforms with traffic control devices and other traffic regulations, may be conducted without a permit.
A permit is not required for assembling or movement of a funeral procession, Presidential or Gubernatorial procession, or Military Convoy.
The license shall be valid for the date and time approved on the license permit.
A non-refundable license fee is due at the time of application filing.
Based on number of units or participants, whichever is greater
|Less than 200
|5001 or more
Where the Board of Public Works determines that the cost of additional municipal services was increased because of the parade, the Board of Public Works may require the permittee to make an additional payment in an amount equal to the increased cost for the municipal services.
How to Apply
Applications shall be made in writing on the form prescribed by law and filed with the City Clerk who may issue the same after appropriate review by the Director of Public Works, Traffic Engineer, Chief of Police and Park Department. All applications shall be filed no less than 15 days and no more than 60 days prior to the parade.
Certificate of Insurance is required and must be provided at the time of filing this application. Insurance requirements:
- Must furnish a liability insurance policy in amounts of not less than $1,000,000 aggregate coverage, and shall be in force and effect at the time such parade or procession is to take place.
- On the certificate, the City of La Crosse must be named as additional insurance in connection with said parade or procession.
- Name of the parade and date of the parade needs to be listed on the certificate of insurance.
- If a governmental entity is self-insured, it must provide evidence of alternative proof of coverage, in a form acceptable to the City Clerk.
For more information, refer to Chapter 40, Article VI of the La Crosse Municipal Code.
For more information, contact the City Clerk's Office at (608) 789-7510.