Downtown business owners may apply to the City of Carrollton to host special events and activities on and around Adamson Square. Applicants that have hosted annual events will be given priority and right of first refusal in cases of multiple applications. Only one application will be accepted per downtown business per calendar year. All applicants must adhere to the following rules and regulations.
Event Requirements and Restrictions
All events on Adamson Square are limited to six hours with up to three hours for both set-up and clean-up. Set up may start no earlier than 1pm, Monday through Friday, and 11am on Saturday or Sunday. All events, including music and other amplified sound, must conclude by 11pm.
The City of Carrollton will prepare the designated event area for the applicant to begin set-up during the agreed-upon time. The Carrollton Police Department is the only organization allowed to tow vehicles that remain in the event area. If a vehicle is blocking the event area, notify the police to have the vehicle removed.
Partitions or fencing in the designated area for events on Adamson Square cannot block public sidewalk access.
No tents, other than small, weighted 10×10 pop-up tents can be used in the event area.
Applicants must post a refundable $1000 sanitation bond and must clean their event area of all litter, cigarette butts, alcoholic beverages and other waste. Applicants who fail to do so will forfeit their sanitation bond and will not be allowed to hold future events. Any damage to private property during the designated event period will be covered by the applicant.
A certificate of insurance must be filed on a standard ACORD form with the City of Carrollton, ten working days before the event. The City must be listed as additional insured with respect to general liability. A minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance is required.
Written Approval from Neighboring/Impacted Business Owners (for quad closures) is required. If approved, applicants are responsible for coordinating with affected businesses located on Adamson Square regarding dates, event times, road and quadrant closures associated with their event. Applicant may request “No Parking” signage from the Carrollton Marketing Department and will be responsible for returning the signage.
Failure to follow event regulations may result in fines, penalties and restrictions from holding future events.
Event Application Check List:
- Downtown Special Events Application
- $1,000 Sanitation Bond (refundable)
- $1,000 Rental Fee (non-refundable)
- Certificate of Insurance Form Listing City of Carrollton as Additional Insured
- Written Approval from Neighboring/Impacted Business Owners (for quad closures)
If alcohol is being served, these additional items are required through City Hall:
- Special Event Alcohol Permit Application
- Special Event Alcohol Fee
- Copy of Driver’s License
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