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Festival Permit  -  Festival Permit Info & Form

 Festival Permit Info

 

 

Occupation Code 2104.051 Subchapter B. - PROMOTER REGISTRATION

  (a) A promoter shall register with the County Clerk of the county in which the outdoor music festival

       is to be held.

 

 (b) The registration must include:

                   (1) the name and address of:

                         (A) the promoter; and

                         (B) each of the promoter's associates or employees assisting in the promotion of the

                              festival; and

                   (2) a statement indicating whether the promoter, or an associate or employee of the

                         promoter, has been convicted of a crime incolving the misappropriation of funds, theft,

                        burglary, or robbery.

 

  (c) The promoter must submit a $5 registration fee with the registration.

 

  (d) The registration must be verified by the promoter and be based on the promoter's best information

       and belief.

 

 

Occupation Code 2104.101 Subchapter C. - FESTIVAL PERMIT APPLICATION

  (a)  A promoter shall, before the 60th day before the date the promoter holds an *outdoor music festival,

     file a permit application with the county clerk of the county in which the festival is to be held.

 

(b)  The application must include:

(1)  the name and address of:

(A)  the promoter;  and

(B)  each of the promoter's associates or employees assisting in the promotion

      of the festival;

(2)  a financial statement of the promoter and a statement specifying the sources and

       amounts of capital being supplied for the festival;

(3)  a description of the festival location;

(4)  the name and address of the owner of the festival location;

(5)  a statement describing the terms and conditions of the agreement allowing the

       promoter to use the festival location;

(6)  the dates and times of the festival;

(7)  the maximum number of persons the promoter will allow to attend the festival;

(8)  a statement describing the promoter's plan to control the number of persons

       attending the festival;

(9)  a description of the agreement between the promoter and each performer who

       is scheduled to appear at the festival;  and

(10)  a complete statement describing the promoter's festival preparations to comply with

        the minimum standards of sanitation and health prescribed by Chapter 341, Health and

        Safety Code.

 

   (c)  The promoter shall submit a $5 filing fee with the permit application.

 

   (d)  The permit application must be verified by the promoter and be based on the promoter's best

        information and belief.

 

*Definition of outdoor music festival per Occ.Code 2104.001 - "Outdoor music festival" means any form of musical entertainment provided by live performances that occurs on two or more consecutive days or on any two days during a three-day period if:

(A) more then 5,000 persons attend any performance;

(B) any performer or audience member is not within a permanent structure; and

(C) the performance occurs outside the boundaries of a municipality.

 

 

IMPORTANT FACTS -

 

         The Promoter wishing to hold an outdoor music festival MUST complete the Promoter Registration and Application for Festival Permit completely and register with the County Clerk. It's a crime for a promoter to hold an outdoor music festival without both registering AND receiving a permit per Occ. Code 2104.051 & 2104.151

 

         The Promoter MUST sign the Promoter Registration and Application for Festival Permit in the presence of a clerk at the County Clerk’s Office and must present a valid ID

 

         There is a $5.00 fee to file each the Promoter Registration and Festival Permit Application in the County Clerk’s Office (standard payment methods apply)

 

          The Health Department must review the application and submit a report to the Commissioners Court, which MUST hold a hearing to determine whether to grant the application per Occ. Code 2104.102 - 2104.107

 

       Click for form: Application for Festival Permit  and  Promoter Registration