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Parade Permit
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.

License Period
The license shall be valid for the date and time approved on the license permit.

License Fee
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 ................................... $ 50  
200-500 ........................................... $100
501-5000 ......................................... $250
5001 or more ................................... $500
Additional Fees
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.

Additional Information
Certificate of Insurance is required and must be provided at the time of filing this application. Insurance requirements:
  • Applicant must furnish a liability insurance policy in an amount of not less than one million ($1,000,000) aggregate coverage, which shall be in force and effect at the time such parade or procession is to take place.
  • The policy must be endorsed naming the City of La Crosse as additional insurance in connection with said parade or procession.  Said endorsement must accompany the certificate at the time of filing.
  • 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.

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