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City of Madison

Traffic Engineering - Yang Tao, Interim City Traffic Engineer & Parking Utility Manager


The streets and other public places in possession of the City are primarily for the use of the public in the ordinary way. However, under proper circumstances they may be used for parades and processions, subject to reasonable municipal regulation and control. It is recognized that there is a fundamental and constitutional right to use the public streets for a parade. Therefore, MGO sec. 12.87 is intended to regulate and control parades and processions to the end that the general welfare of the City be protected.

Application for a parade permit is hereby presented to the Chief of Police pursuant to section 12.87(11) of the Madison General Ordinances.

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Contact Information
First Name: *
Last Name: *
House No: *
Street Direction, Name * , Type, Unit:
City *, State, Zip: , ,
Phone: Ext:
Organization Information
Organization Name: *
Address: *
City *, State, Zip: , ,
Phone: Ext:
Parade Information
Parade Title: *
Date of Parade: * (mm/dd/yyyy)
Time Period(s): *
Assembly Area: *
Dispersal Area: *
Parade Route Description: *
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Approximate # of Persons: *
(If more than 500, Insurance coverage needed)
Describe number of bands, vehicles, signs, floats, or other articles carried or displayed: *
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Describe how group is organized and supervised to insure order: *
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Purpose of the Parade: *
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The above information is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Signature of Applicant: *

Please Note: Email any additional documents to Please include the Parade Title and the Date of Parade in the email.